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