Hibernate Definition

hībər-nāt
hibernated, hibernates, hibernating
verb
hibernated, hibernates, hibernating
To be in a dormant or torpid state during a cold period, especially during the winter.
American Heritage
To spend the winter in a dormant state.
Webster's New World

(intransitive, computing) To enter a standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
hole upaestivatevegetatetorpidsleepinactivehidedormantwinterkeep out of societylie torpid for the winterlie dormantimmure oneselfseclude oneselfsleep through the winter
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Origin of Hibernate

  • Latin hībernāre hībernāt- to winter from hībernus relating to winter ghei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin hibernātus, from hibernō, from hībernus (“winter”).

    From Wiktionary

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