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hi·ber·nate

hibernate

 
 
pronunciation:
haI br neIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hibernates, hibernating, hibernated
definition: to sleep through the winter in a den or burrow to save energy. Bears, snakes, and certain other animals hibernate.
When the bear hibernates, does he wake up hungry?
similar words:
sleep
derivations: hibernation (n.), hibernator (n.)
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  animal, rodent