what do you mean by hibernation (winter sleep) , aestivation (summer sleep) , diapause ?

Hibernation is a suppressed metabolic state in which some animals pass their winters. It is a state of deep sleep.

Aestivation is a deep sleep or metabolic rest in amphibians and insects in response to hot and dry season.

Diapause is a period of suspended development in an animal mainly insects , called as animal dormancy in response to changes in environmental conditions. 

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