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English definition of “incubator”

incubator

noun [C]     /ˈɪŋ.kjʊ.beɪ.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
a container that has controlled air and temperature conditions in which a weak or premature baby (= one which was born too early) can be kept aliveMedical and surgical equipment a device for keeping birds' eggs at the correct temperature to allow young birds to develop until they break out of the shellOrnithology and bird-watchingAnimal reproduction
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