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hibernate

  
  ( hibernates    3rd person present)   ( hibernating    present participle)   ( hibernated    past tense & past participle  ) Animals that hibernate spend the winter in a state like a deep sleep.      verb  
Dormice hibernate from October to May...      V  
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hibernate

  
  
hole up, lie dormant, overwinter, remain torpid, sleep snug, vegetate, winter  

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