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1 to cover and warm eggs as the young inside develop
  • the hen incubated her eggs for two weeks

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2 to help the growth or development of
  • hopefully, these youthful visits to the museum will incubate an enduring love of art

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The first known use of incubate was in 1641

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“Incubate.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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