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English definition of “incubate”


verb [I/T]    /ˈɪŋ·kjəˌbeɪt, ˈɪn-/
to keep something warm , causing it to develop , esp . to keep eggs warm until the young are born : Condors incubate only one egg and raise one chick at a time . Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that incubate in forest animals , such as mice .
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