Hibernate

Hi"ber*nate

(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hibernated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hibernating (?).] [L. hibernare, hibernatum, fr. hibernus wintry. See Hibernal.] To winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects.
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Inclination would lead me to hibernate, during half the year, in this uncomfortable climate of Great Britain.
Southey.
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