HyperDic: incubate

English > 2 senses of the word incubate:
VERBchangeincubategrow under conditions that promote development
bodyincubate, brood, hatch, coversit on (eggs)
incubate > pronunciation
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English > incubate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningGrow under conditions that promote development.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderdevelopGrow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
Nounsincubationmaintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development
incubation(pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear
English > incubate: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningSit on (eggs).
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsbrood, hatch, cover
Entailssit down, sitTake a seat / seat / seat
Broaderreproduce, procreate, multiplyhave offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
Similar tobreed, covercopulate with a female, used especially of horses
hatchemerge from the eggs
Spanishaclocarse, cubrir, empollar, incubar
Catalancubar, incubar
Nounsincubationsitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
incubatorapparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat

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