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incubate

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incubate/ˈɪŋkjəˌbeɪt/verb
incubatesincubatedincubating
incubate
/ˈɪŋkjəˌbeɪt/
verb
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Learner's definition of INCUBATE  
[+ object]of a bird  : to sit on eggs so that they will be kept warm and will hatch
   b  [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/nounpluralincubations
[noncount]
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