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From Latin latibulum (hiding place), from latere (to lie hid) + -ize.


latibulize (third-person singular simple present latibulizes, present participle latibulizing, simple past and past participle latibulized)

  1. (rare, archaic, intransitive) To retire into a den, or hole, and lie dormant in winter.
    • 1802, George Shaw, General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, vol. 3, part 1, publ. by G. Kearsley, page 11, footnote.
      When kept in gardens in Italy and Germany, it is observed to latibulize in October, and to reappear in April.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for latibulize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)