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hibernate

verb [I]     /ˈhaɪ.bə.neɪt/ US  /-bɚ-/
(of some animals) to spend the winter sleeping: The turtle hibernates in a shallow burrow for six months of the year.Animal (non-human) behaviourSleep and sleeping hibernation     /ˌhaɪ.bəˈneɪ.ʃən/ US  /-bɚ-/ noun [U] Bears go into hibernation in the autumn.Animal (non-human) behaviourSleep and sleeping
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