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Hibernation   /hˌaɪbərnˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Hibernation

noun
1.
The torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter.
2.
Cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals.
3.
The act of retiring into inactivity.






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Words linked to "Hibernation" :   quiescence, quiescency, retirement, torpidity, torpor, hibernate, dormancy



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