hibernate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˈhaɪbə(r)neɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyhibernate
he/she/ithibernates
present participlehibernating
past tensehibernated
past participlehibernated
  1. 1
    if an animal hibernates, it sleeps through the winter months
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  2. 2
    computing if a computer hibernates, its operating system closes down automatically when the computer is not being used, although the computer itself remains switched on

derived word

hibernation

 

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/ˌhaɪbə(r)ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]
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