verb sleep during winter
- Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves
verb be in an inactive or dormant state
Hi"ber*nate intransitive verb
, fr. hibernu
wintry. See Hibernal
imperfect & past participle Hibernated ; present participle & verbal noun Hibernating
- To winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects.
Inclination would lead me to hibernate, during half the year, in this uncomfortable climate of Great Britain.
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