incubating


incubating
in·cu·bate || 'ɪnkjəbeɪt /-kjʊb- v. sit on eggs in order to hatch them; hatch eggs; keep warm to promote development and growth; develop, grow, mature

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  • Incubate — 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}.] 1. To sit, as on eggs for hatching; to brood; to brood upon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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