Definition of “hibernate” - English Dictionary

“hibernate” in British English

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hibernateverb [ I ]

uk /ˈhaɪ.bə.neɪt/ us /ˈhaɪ.bɚ.neɪt/
hibernation
noun [ U ] uk /ˌhaɪ.bəˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌhaɪ.bɚˈneɪ.ʃən/

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 winter months in a state like sleep

hibernation
noun [ U ] us /ˌhɑɪ·bərˈneɪ·ʃən/

(Definition of “hibernate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)