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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HIBERNATION

Hypnody: lethargy; a condition similar to or identical with hibernation.

Reviviscence: coming back to life; awakening from hibernation.

The big man wheeled around like a bear aroused from hibernation.

It's more of a coma, something like the hibernation of a bear or a possum.

Hibernation is a strange phenomenon, and one which is but little understood.

The rush was considerable as the Sleepers roused from their hibernation.

The grizzly spends about one third of each year in hibernation.

If no snow comes and food is still to be had, the bear is likely to delay his hibernation.

Little is recorded concerning the hibernation of Z. princeps.

This mouse is most vociferous when young or when about to go into hibernation.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latin hibernationem (nominative hibernatio) "the action of passing the winter," noun of action from past participle stem of hibernare "to winter, pass the winter, occupy winter quarters;" related to hiems "winter," from PIE *gheim- "snow, winter" (cf. Sanskrit heman "in winter," Hittite gimmanza, Greek kheima, Old Church Slavonic zima, Lithuanian žiema "winter").

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