• IPA: /ˈhaɪbəˌneɪt/

hibernate (hibernates, present participle hibernating; past and past participle hibernated)

  1. (intransitive) To spend winter time in hibernation.
  2. (intransitive) To live in seclusion.
  3. (intransitive, computing) To enter a standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.
    • 2001, Microsoft Corp, Use Hibernate and Standby to Conserve Batteries
      Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time.
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