in·cu·bate /ˈɪŋkjəˌbet, ˈɪn-/
in·cu·bate /ˈɪŋkjəˌbet, ˈɪn-/ 動詞
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.
v 1: develop under favorable conditions, such as germs and
2: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
[syn: brood, hatch, cover]