- Word Combinations (verb), Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||hibernated, hibernates, hibernating
||to remain dormant over the winter in a den or burrow so as to conserve energy, as bears and other animals.
Snakes in this region hibernate during the cold months.
- similar words:
||to be inactive or in seclusion.
After being hounded by the press, the actress has now gone to an island retreat to hibernate.
||hibernation (n.), hibernator (n.)