incubator

noun
in·​cu·​ba·​tor | \ ˈiŋ-kyə-ˌbā-tər How to pronounce incubator (audio) , ˈin- \

Definition of incubator

: one that incubates: such 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

Examples of incubator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group’s Korean fried chicken pop-up, Chimmelier, which already appears on Sundays at Smorgasburg, will now also open within cafe-cum-incubator All Good Things beginning Friday at 5 p.m. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2022 The incubator approach expands way past cooking tasty ingredients. Marc Bona, cleveland, 20 Apr. 2021 Six months after its brewery was destroyed by fire, Twisted Hippo will rise again at brewery incubator District Brew Yards. Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune, 20 July 2022 Once the eggs hatch, the tiny salmon, called fry, will make their way out of the incubator system through a pipe and swim into the river. Ian Jamesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2022 Tikhonova, 35, was linked to a $1.6 billion project to develop a science center and startup incubator next to Moscow State University. Fortune, 14 July 2022 As well as easing financial pressures and boosting cash flow, a pre-sales strategy can be a valuable way of gauging an audience's interest in the offer, as EJ Trivett, founder of creative business incubator Thrively, explains. Alison Coleman, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Meanwhile, the city has leased the space to Orlando Fringe for a new arts-incubator program that will help up-and-coming performance groups. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 30 June 2022 Previous research on other forms of media show a strong influence on colorism, explained Amanda Raffoul, a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard's public health incubator STRIPED, who is studying the way these products are promoted on TikTok. CNN, 19 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of incubator

1857, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2022

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“Incubator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incubator. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for incubator

incubator

noun
in·​cu·​ba·​tor | \ ˈiŋ-kyə-ˌbā-tər How to pronounce incubator (audio) \

Kids Definition of incubator

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

incubator

noun
in·​cu·​ba·​tor | \ ˈiŋ-kyə-ˌbāt-ər, ˈin- How to pronounce incubator (audio) \

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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