[ UK /hˈa‍ɪbənˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈhaɪbɝˌneɪt/ ]
  1. sleep during winter
    Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves
  2. be in an inactive or dormant state
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How To Use hibernate In A Sentence

  • Although the cunner lives in the Bay all year, it hibernates in the mud during the winter season.
  • Bats spend the summer living in trees and buildings, and retreat to caves and potholes in winter, to hibernate.
  • I spend so much of the rest of the week with people, that I tend to hibernate on the seventh day.
  • One was already examining log crevices at the cabin, perhaps looking for a place to hibernate.
  • Like a creature of nature who can quickly adapt to her surroundings, I hibernate, metamorphose, undergo catharsis and finally become a butterfly.
  • It's depressing if you don't have a girlfriend to hibernate with.
  • The turtle hibernates in a shallow burrow for six months of the year.
  • Many ground squirrels hibernate and some store food in underground burrows.
  • In the Hibernate mapping file, by Configure the lazy attribute to determine the search strategy.
  • Bears wake for spring, summer and fall and hibernate the winter.
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