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Dictionary definition for: Hibernation

1. (n) the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter

2. (n) cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals

3. (n) the act of retiring into inactivity; "he emerged from his hibernation to make his first appearance in several years"

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