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"hibernate" in British English

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hibernateverb [I]

uk   /ˈhaɪ.bə.neɪt/  us   /-bɚ-/
(of some ​animals) to ​spend the ​wintersleeping: The ​turtle hibernates in a ​shallowburrow for six ​months of the ​year.
hibernation
noun [U] uk   /ˌhaɪ.bəˈneɪ.ʃən/  us   /-bɚ-/
Bears go into hibernation in the ​autumn.
(Definition of hibernate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hibernate" in American English

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hibernateverb [I]

 us   /ˈhɑɪ·bərˌneɪt/
(of some ​animals) to ​spend the ​wintermonths in a ​state like ​sleep
hibernation
noun [U]  us   /ˌhɑɪ·bərˈneɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of hibernate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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