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hibernate

verb [I] uk   /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.
hibernation
noun [U] uk   /ˌhaɪ.bəˈneɪ.ʃən/ us    /-bɚ-/
Bears go into hibernation in the autumn.
Translations of “hibernate”
in Korean 동면하다…
in Arabic يَبيت بَياتًا شِتَويًا…
in French hiberner…
in Turkish kış uykusuna yatmak…
in Italian andare in letargo, essere in letargo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (某些動物)冬眠…
in Russian находиться в зимней спячке…
in Polish zapadać w sen zimowy…
in Spanish hibernar…
in Portuguese hibernar…
in German überwintern…
in Catalan hivernar…
in Japanese 冬眠する…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某些动物)冬眠…
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