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.
Texas may be a testing ground, but it is in Silicon Valley that ideas germinate and incubate.
The female builds the nest almost unassisted and appears, likewise to incubate and brood the young.
Pour plates from the agar tubes; label, and incubate at 37° C.
These are covered with sand or leaves, and left for the sun to incubate.
Earwigs lay their eggs, and then incubate them after the manner of the hen.
An egg collector found the nest and removed two of the eggs, but the mother bird continued to incubate.
She would accept but eight eggs, and was left to incubate in peace.
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.