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in·cu·ba·tor

 (ĭn′kyə-bā′tər, ĭng′-)
n.
1. An apparatus in which environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity, can be controlled, often used for growing bacterial cultures, hatching eggs artificially, or providing suitable conditions for a chemical or biological reaction.
2. Medicine An apparatus for maintaining an infant, especially a premature infant, in an environment of controlled temperature, humidity, and oxygen concentration.
3.
a. A place or situation that permits or encourages the formation and development, as of new ideas: a university that was an incubator of new approaches to sociology.
b. An organization that provides new businesses with technical and support services and usually low-cost office space or infrastructure.
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incubator

(ˈɪnkjʊˌbeɪtə)
n
1. (Medicine) med an enclosed transparent boxlike apparatus for housing prematurely born babies under optimum conditions until they are strong enough to survive in the normal environment
2. (Biology) a container kept at a constant temperature in which birds' eggs can be artificially hatched or bacterial cultures grown
3. a person, animal, or thing that incubates
4. (Commerce) a commercial property, divided into small work units, which provides equipment and support to new businesses
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in•cu•ba•tor

(ˈɪn kyəˌbeɪ tər, ˈɪŋ-)

n.
1. an apparatus in which eggs are hatched artificially.
2. an enclosed apparatus in which prematurely born infants are kept and cared for in controlled conditions.
3. an apparatus in which media inoculated with microorganisms are cultivated at a constant temperature.
[1855–60]
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incubator

An investment and support program in which entrepreneurs starting internet businesses are provided with management advice, access to finance, and technical assistance by a network of investors.
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Incubator

A box-like structure with insulation and provisions for controlling its interior temperature. The incubator is used for hatching chicken, turkey, duck, or goose eggs. Before the availability of electricity to farms, coal oil lamps were used to heat water circulating by convection through pipes around the perimeter of the brooder. A thermostat caused a damper to open and close and either trap or let hot air escape from the lamp chimney.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incubator - apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostatincubator - apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
thermoregulator, thermostat - a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat
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Translations
مِحْضَنَه، جِهاز للحَضانَه
inkubátor
kuvøsevarmeskab
inkubátorkeltetõgép
útungunarvél
inkubátor
kuluçka makinası

incubator

[ˈɪnkjʊbeɪtəʳ] N (for eggs, bacteria, baby) → incubadora f
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incubator

[ˈɪnkjʊbeɪtər] n
(for eggs, bacteria)incubateur m
(for babies)couveuse f
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incubator

n (for babies) → Brutkasten m, → Inkubator m; (for chicks) → Brutapparat m; (for bacteria) → Brutschrank m
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incubator

[ˈɪnkjʊˌbeɪtəʳ] n (for eggs, baby) → incubatrice f
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incubate

(ˈiŋkjubeit) verb
1. to produce (young birds) from eggs by sitting on them or by keeping them warm by some other means.
2. (of germs or disease) to develop until signs of the disease appear. How long does chickenpox take to incubate?
ˌincuˈbation noun
ˈincubator noun
a heated box-like apparatus for hatching eggs or a similar one for rearing premature babies etc.
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in·cu·ba·tor

n. incubadora, receptáculo usado para asegurar las condiciones óptimas en el cuidado de prematuros.
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incubator

n (ped) incubadora
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References in classic literature ?
"Because I'm an Incubator Baby, and never had any parents," replied the Head Booleywag.
"I'm glad of that," answered the Cherub, "because they'll have more fun worrying you than if they were brought up in an Incubator. The Incubator never worries, you know."
Consequently I gave a very earthly and at the same time superhuman leap to reach the top of the Martian incubator, for such I had determined it must be.
When his force had come to a halt he dismounted, threw down his spear and small arms, and came around the end of the incubator toward me, entirely unarmed and as naked as I, except for the ornaments strapped upon his head, limbs, and breast.
He had met me with levelled spear and cruel hatred in his heart as he charged down upon me, bending low at the side of his mighty thoat as I stood beside the incubator of his horde upon the dead sea bottom beyond Korad.
A clerk rose and from a great book read a long list of the more notable deeds that I had thought to my credit, covering a long period of twenty-two years since first I had stepped the ocher sea bottom beside the incubator of the Tharks.
He had ridden far that night, and fast, for he had but come from the despoiling of the incubator of a neighbouring green horde with which the hordes of Torquas were perpetually warring.
And over all the sun shone huge and round and red, a monster sun above a monstrous world, its light dispersed by the humid air of Caspak--the warm, moist air which lies sluggish upon the breast of this great mother of life, Nature's mightiest incubator.
The hardware execution involved 3D printing the Handy incubator and its circuit and connecting them to Arduino.
Business incubators across the state are concerned about the omission of incubator funding in Gov.
A baby, born before the 28th week of the pregnancy, can live inside of a newborn incubator with a thermoregulation system.
The Nest i/o Based in Karachi, The Next i/o is a technology incubator launched in early 2015.