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winter torpor (s) (noun)
1. Hibernation or to be in an inactive or dormant (sleep) condition or period: "Many mammals; such as, bears often enter a state of winter torpor during the cold season."
2. An inactive condition resembling deep sleep in which certain animals living in cold climates pass the winter: "In hibernation, the body temperature is lowered and breathing and heart rates slow down. Winter torpor protects certain animals from cold and reduces the need for food during the season when food is scarce or unavailable."
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