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English noun: incubation

1. incubation (act) maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development


Broader (hypernym)aid, attention, care, tending

2. incubation (time) (pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear


Broader (hypernym)phase, stage


Part meronyminfection


Domain categorypathology

3. incubation (process) sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body


Synonymsbrooding


Broader (hypernym)birth, birthing, giving birth, parturition









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