partially hardy; able to survive moderately low temperatures:
- Semiheavy water
semiheavy water (sěm’ē-hěv’ē) See under heavy water.
verb (used without object), hibernated, hibernating. 1. Zoology. to spend the winter in close quarters in a dormant condition, as bears and certain other animals. Compare estivate. 2. to withdraw or be in seclusion; retire. 3. to winter in a place with a milder climate: Each winter finds us hibernating in Florida. verb (intransitive) 1. […]
adjective 1. unable to read and write: an illiterate group. 2. having or demonstrating very little or no education. 3. showing lack of culture, especially in language and literature. 4. displaying a marked lack of knowledge in a particular field: He is musically illiterate. noun 5. an illiterate person. adjective 1. unable to read and […]
[sem-ee-in-di-pen-duh nt] /ˌsɛm iˌɪn dɪˈpɛn dənt/ adjective 1. (of a political entity) having substantial self-government in regard to local matters but subordinate in such external matters as foreign policy; semiautonomous.