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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of hibernare 'to pass the winter', from hibernus 'of the winter'

hibernate

verb
     
Related topics: Biology, Animals
hi‧ber‧nate [intransitive]
HBA if an animal hibernates, it sleeps for the whole winter
hibernation noun [uncountable]

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