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HIBERNATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hibernate mean? 

HIBERNATE (verb)
  The verb HIBERNATE has 2 senses:

1. sleep during winter
2. be in an inactive or dormant state

  Familiarity information: HIBERNATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HIBERNATE (verb)


Sense 1hibernate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sleep during winter

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

hibernate; hole up

Context example:

Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves

Hypernyms (to "hibernate" is one way to...):

catch some Z's; kip; log Z's; sleep; slumber (be asleep)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Antonym:

aestivate; estivate (sleep during summer)


Sense 2hibernate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in an inactive or dormant state

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "hibernate" is one way to...):

rest (be inactive, refrain from acting)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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