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hibernation

noun

1 hibernation

The torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter.

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Dutch: winterslaap
Polish: hibernacja, diapauza zimowa, sen zimowy



2 hibernation

Cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals.

3 hibernation

The act of retiring into inactivity.


Moby thesaurus: beauty sleep, beddy-bye, bedtime, blanket drill, bye-bye, dormancy, doze, dreamland, drowse, fitful sleep, immobility, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, inertia, land of Nod, light sleep, lull, motionlessness, quiescence ... show more.

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