intr.v. o·ver·win·tered, o·ver·win·ter·ing, o·ver·win·ters
1. To remain alive through the winter: sheep that overwintered on the steppe.
2. To pass or spend the winter: We usually overwinter in the Bahamas.
Occurring during the period of winter.
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