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  Definition of incubation
  1. maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development
  2. sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
  3. (pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear
Similar Words: brooding

 

Part Meronyms: infection

 

Derivational Morphology: incubate, brood, hatch, cover

 

 
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