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incubator

noun in·cu·ba·tor \ˈiŋ-kyə-ˌbā-tər, ˈin-\

: a device that is used to keep eggs warm before they hatch

medical : a piece of equipment in which very weak or sick babies are placed for special care and protection after their birth

business : an organization or place that helps in the development of new businesses

Full Definition of INCUBATOR

:  one that incubates: as
a :  an apparatus by which eggs are hatched artificially
b :  an apparatus with a chamber used to provide controlled environmental conditions especially for the cultivation of microorganisms or the care and protection of premature or sick babies
c :  an organization or place that aids the development of new business ventures especially by providing low-cost commercial space, management assistance, or shared services

First Known Use of INCUBATOR

1857

Rhymes with INCUBATOR

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INCUBATOR Defined for Kids

incubator

noun in·cu·ba·tor \ˈiŋ-kyə-ˌbā-tər\

Definition of INCUBATOR for Kids

1
:  a device that provides enough heat to hatch eggs artificially
2
:  a device to help the growth of tiny newborn babies
Medical Dictionary

incubator

noun in·cu·ba·tor \ˈiŋ-kyə-ˌbāt-ər, ˈin-\

Medical Definition of INCUBATOR

:  one that incubates; especially :  an apparatus with a chamber used to provide controlled environmental conditions especially for the cultivation of microorganisms or the care and protection of premature or sick babies

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