Definitions for "Incubate"
Keywords:  hatch, egg, brood, warm, embryo
To sit, as on eggs for hatching; to brood; to brood upon, or keep warm, as eggs, for the purpose of hatching.
hold bird eggs, culture of organisms, or chemical reaction at a desired temperature.
To provide a fertile egg with the conditions necessary for it to develop into a baby.
To maintain (a living organism, such as microorganisms or a premature baby) under appropriate conditions, such as of temperature, humidity, or atmospheric composition, for growth; as, coliform bacteria grow best when incubated at 37° C..
To develop gradually in some interior environment, until fully formed; as, the ideas for his book were incubating for two years before he began to write.
To provide the proper conditions for growth.