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Definition 1: the act of retiring into inactivity - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hibernation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he emerged from his hibernation to make his first appearance in several years

(hibernation is a kind of ...) withdrawal from your position or occupation

Definition 2: the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter - [noun denoting state]

(hibernation is a kind of ...) a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

"he fell into a deep torpor"

Definition 3: cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals - [noun denoting state]

(hibernation is a kind of ...) a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

"the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"

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