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in·cu·bus

 (ĭn′kyə-bəs, ĭng′-)
n. pl. in·cu·bus·es or in·cu·bi (-bī′)
1. An evil spirit supposed to descend upon and have sexual intercourse with women as they sleep.
2. A nightmare.
3. An oppressive or nightmarish burden.

[Middle English, from Late Latin, alteration of Latin incubō, from incubāre, to lie down on; see incubate.]

incubus

(ˈɪnkjʊbəs)
n, pl -bi (-ˌbaɪ) or -buses
1. (European Myth & Legend) a demon believed in folklore to lie upon sleeping persons, esp to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women. Compare succubus
2. something that oppresses, worries, or disturbs greatly, esp a nightmare or obsession
[C14: from Late Latin, from incubāre to lie upon; see incubate]

in•cu•bus

(ˈɪn kyə bəs, ˈɪŋ-)

n., pl. -bi (-ˌbaɪ)
-bus•es.
1. an evil spirit supposed to descend upon sleeping persons, esp. one fabled to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women. Compare succubus (def. 1).
3. something that oppresses one like a nightmare.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Late Latin: a nightmare induced by such a demon]

incubus

a demon alleged to lie upon people in their sleep and especially to tempt women to sexual relations. — incubi, n. pl.
See also: Demons

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A demon sent by the Devil to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women. Incubi are sex elementals and may be half human, half animal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incubus - a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women
daemon, daimon, demon, devil, fiend - an evil supernatural being
2.incubus - a situation resembling a terrifying dreamincubus - a situation resembling a terrifying dream
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
3.incubus - someone who depresses or worries others
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Translations
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incubus

[ˈɪŋkjʊbəs] N (incubuses or incubi (pl)) [ˈɪŋkjʊˌbaɪ]íncubo m

incubus

n
(= demon)Alp m
(= burden)Albtraum m, → Alptraum m, → drückende Last
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