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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·cu·bate /ˈɪŋkjəˌbet, ˈɪn-/
 (vt.)抱,孵,培養,使發展(vi.)孵蛋,築巢,孵化,醞釀成熟

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·cu·bate /ˈɪŋkjəˌbet, ˈɪn-/ 動詞
 孵(化),潛伏

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·cu·bate v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Incubated p. pr. & vb. n. Incubating ]
 1. To sit, as on eggs for hatching; to brood; to brood upon, or keep warm, as eggs, for the purpose of hatching.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 incubate
      v 1: develop under favorable conditions, such as germs and
           bacteria
      2: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
         [syn: brood, hatch, cover]