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Word: hibernate

Definition: sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation


Sentences Containing 'hibernate'

"Java Persistence with HIBERNATE", Chapter 5, Bauer, Christian Gavin, King, Manning, copyright 2007, ISBN 1-932394-8-5
A poikilotherm must either operate well below optimum efficiency most of the time, migrate, hibernate or expend extra resources producing a wider range of enzymes to cover the wider range of body temperatures.
As juveniles they will hibernate over the winter and will mature into adults during their final spring.
Attempts to hibernate due to lowered body temperatures can be fatal, but are easily reversed if caught within a few days.
Domesticated species prefer a warm climate (above 22 °C, 72 °F) and do not naturally hibernate.
If the computer is idle for longer than the preset timeout then the PC may be configured to sleep or hibernate.
In general, marmots lose about one-third of their body mass during the six-and-a-half months in which they hibernate during winter.
Marmots hibernate for various amounts of time depending upon site characteristics and annual weather conditions.
The enclosure should be kept above 70 °F (21 °C) or the hedgehog will attempt to hibernate.
These larvae hibernate in their cocoons.
They generally hibernate for shorter periods in captivity.
They said the meat of the giant tortoise was 'succulent meat and the oil from their bodies as pure as butter, but best of all, the giants could hibernate in a ship’s damp for a year or more.'" Today, only one of the species of the Indian Ocean survives in the wild, the Aldabra giant tortoise (two more are claimed to exist in captive or re-released populations, but some genetic studies have cast doubt on the validity of these as separate species) and 11 subspecies in the Galápagos.
Wild Vancouver Island marmots hibernate, on average, for about 210 days of the year, generally from late September or early October until late April or early May.

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