hibernation : Definition, Usages, News and More

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hahy ber nay shuhn

  • n  the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter
  • n  cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals
  • n  the act of retiring into inactivity
    he emerged from his hibernation to make his first appearance in several years

  • The two principal contenders for the Republican presidential nomination emerged last week from nearly a month of political hibernation.
  • 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.
  • Like a bear emerging from hibernation, the stock market last week shook off the lethargy of many weeks and moved vigorously ahead.
News & Articles


  • Susan Schwab in BBC News
    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...
  • Glenn Roeder in Premiership Latest
    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...
  • Pascal Lamy in TheStreet.com
    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.

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