deep hibernation

deep hibernation

[′dēp ‚hī·bər′nā·shən]
(physiology)
Profound decrease in metabolic rate and physiological function during winter, with a body temperature near 0°C, in certain warm-blooded vertebrates. Also known as hibernation.
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Comfortable in the depths of the Awali Golf Club silverware cabinet, a dim and distant trophy emerged from a deep hibernation on Friday, with the resumption of the Schlumberger Trophy competition.
Once these squirrels go into the refrigerator for the winter, they will enter full torpor, as scientists call deep hibernation.
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He implied that the private secondary market remains in deep hibernation.