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(intransitive, computing) To enter a standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.
Latin hībernāre hībernāt- to winter from hībernus relating to winter ghei- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin hibernātus, from hibernō, from hībernus (“winter”).
The genus is common to the northern half of both hemispheres, and its members burrow and hibernate.
Bats are social, nocturnal and they migrate to a warmer climate, or hibernate.
Those which inhabit temperate latitudes hibernate.
There are about twenty kinds of night-lizards, and many which hibernate.
In temperate climates the impregnated females hibernate during the winter in houses, cellars, stables, the trunks of trees, &c., coming out to lay their eggs in the spring.
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