In another study, “one man reported that he felt compelled to incubate and help hatch out a clutch of bantam chickens.”
Koch helped kill one species of Democratic politics and incubate another.
They employ and fund researchers, incubate and test new technologies relating to energy storage, production and carbon capture.
1640s, "to brood upon, watch jealously" (which also was a figurative sense of Latin incubare); 1721 as "to sit on eggs to hatch them," from Latin incubatus, past participle of incubare "to lie in or upon" (see incubation). Related: Incubated; incubating.
incubate in·cu·bate (ĭn'kyə-bāt', ĭng'-)
v. in·cu·bat·ed, in·cu·bat·ing, in·cu·bates
To maintain eggs, organisms, or living tissue at optimal environmental conditions for growth and development.
To maintain a chemical or biochemical system under specific conditions in order to promote a particular reaction.