stagnating (part of speech: verb)
- She lodges her pill underneath it, in the company of the hibernating Snail. - "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
- Many hibernating species are taken in this way, and, revived by the warmth, are easily noticed when the material is spread on white paper. - "Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects", C. V. Riley.
- And I find that several species in this state withstand uninjured an immersion in sea- water during seven days: one shell, the Helix pomatia, after having been thus treated and again hibernating, was put into sea- water for twenty days, and perfectly recovered. - "The History of the European Fauna", R. F. Scharff.