incubate

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incubate /ˈɪŋkjəˌbeɪt/ verb
incubates; incubated; incubating
incubate
/ˈɪŋkjəˌbeɪt/
verb
incubates; incubated; incubating
Learner's definition of INCUBATE
[+ object] of a bird : to sit on eggs so that they will be kept warm and will hatch
[no object] of an egg : to be kept warm before hatching
technical : to keep (something) in the proper conditions for development
[+ object]
[no object]
sometimes used figuratively

— incubation

/ˌɪŋkjəˈbeɪʃən/ noun, plural incubations
[noncount]
[count]
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