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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dormant, hibernating(a), torpidadjective

    in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

    "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"


  1. hibernating

    Hibernating refers to the state of inactivity or dormancy in animals during the winter to conserve energy. It usually involves lower body temperature, slower breathing, and lower metabolic rates, allowing the animals to survive on stored body fats during the colder months when food sources are scarce.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hibernating

    of Hibernate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hibernating in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hibernating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hibernating in a Sentence

  1. Ivan Vicente:

    It's almost like a bear hibernating in a cave, they do sleep for over a whole day. When they do wake up, there's very minor movements and very little activity, and then they just go back to sleep.

  2. Mayor Paul Esser:

    It just underscores the whole dilemma with this thing, there is an issue with how we treat this animal ... he should be hibernating and not on display.

  3. Jorge Celestino:

    The emissions are totally in line with requirements at the refinery, the project is not hibernating, it's moving forward, and based on the conversations we've had (with the government) we are very optimistic that we will be processing more very shortly.

  4. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.

  5. Seth Winter:

    It sounds a little bit distorted or perverse, whatever the appropriate word is, but it just raises awareness that there are Olympic Games going on in South America and you'd have to be hibernating under a rock not to understand that.

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