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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hi·ber·nate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hibernated p. pr. & vb. n. Hibernating ]  To winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects.
    Inclination would lead me to hibernate, during half the year, in this uncomfortable climate of Great Britain.   --Southey.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hibernating
      adj : in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation;
            "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"
            [syn: dormant, hibernating(a), torpid]