Etymology
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hibernate (v.)

"pass the winter in torpidity and seclusion," 1802, probably a back-formation from hibernation. Related: Hibernated; hibernating.

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Definitions of hibernate

hibernate (v.)
sleep during winter;
Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves
Synonyms: hole up
hibernate (v.)
be in an inactive or dormant state;
From wordnet.princeton.edu