hibernate

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From Latin hibernātus, from hibernō, from hībernus (winter).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪbəˌneɪt/

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hibernate (third-person singular simple present hibernates, present participle hibernating, simple past and past participle hibernated)

  1. (intransitive) To spend winter time in hibernation.
  2. (intransitive) To live in seclusion.
  3. (intransitive, computing) To enter a standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.
    • 2001, Microsoft Corp, Use Hibernate and Standby to Conserve Batteries
      Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time.

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hībernāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of hībernō