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Meaning of INCUBATE

Pronunciation:  'inkyu`beyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
  2. [v]  develop under favorable conditions, such as germs and bacteria
 

INCUBATE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: brood, cover, hatch
 
 See Also: develop, multiply, procreate, reproduce, sit, sit down

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In"cu*bate\, v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. {Incubated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Incubating}.] [L. incubatus, p. p. incubare to
lie on; pref. in- in, on + cubare to lie down. Cf. {Cubit},
{Incumbent}.]
To sit, as on eggs for hatching; to brood; to brood upon, or
keep warm, as eggs, for the purpose of hatching.

 

 

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