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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


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

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