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hibernate

vi hi·ber·nate \ˈhī-bər-ˌnāt\
hi·ber·nat·edhi·ber·nat·ing

Definition of HIBERNATE

:  to pass the winter in a torpid or resting state; especially :  to pass the winter in a torpid condition in which the body temperature drops to a little above freezing and metabolic activity is reduced nearly to zero—compare estivate
hi·ber·na·tion \ˌhī-bər-ˈnā-shən\ noun
hi·ber·na·tor \ˈhī-bər-ˌnāt-ər\ noun
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Full of life and energy
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