hibernation hibernation  /ˌhaɪ bər ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter
  2. (n) cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals
  3. (n) the act of retiring into inactivity

Usage(s):

  1. The theory is that by activating the virus, then preventing it from returning to hibernation, which is when researchers think it gains strength, it can be completely eradicated.
  2. During the summer and much of the fall, Kennedy was in a kind of hibernation as a public man.
  3. A generation after the fall of the Third Reich, the wounded bear of German cinema came roaring out of hibernation.

News

  1. San Diego Summer Bucket List

    It’s time to wake those limbs from hibernation and discover San Diego's great backyard.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. How to clean, season and maintain your grill

    Whether you've just bought a shiny new grill or pulled your old one out of winter hibernation, step No. 1 before embracing grilling season is to clean and season it.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Alexandria Town Talk

  3. Beauty Police: Hilary Duff Is a Summer Goddess With Glowing Skin and a Fresh Face

    Hilary Duff knows summer is all about putting the heavy foundations, eye shadows and eyeliners into hibernation until fall. The fresh faced look, which FYI, rocked all the runways of fashion...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: E! Online

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Quotes

  1. "I think there is a sense that if we don't get it done this year, Doha could well go into hibernation for several years to come," Ms Schwab told reporters. "There are some countries who really don't want a Doha round outcome. I think that's...
    on Jul 5, 2007 By: Susan Schwab Source: BBC News

  2. Roeder said: "I just think it's about time we started to come out of hibernation and make some strides over the next couple of years." "To solve a problem you have to admit there is one - and the problem at the moment is we haven't got a...
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Glenn Roeder Source: Premiership Latest

  3. "We have managed to put the round back on track after a period of hibernation," said WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, quoted on the WTO Web site.
    on Dec 18, 2005 By: Pascal Lamy Source: TheStreet.com

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