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

 in·cu·bus /ˈɪŋkjəbəs, ˈɪn-/
 夢魘,沈重的負擔

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

 in·cu·bus /ˈɪŋkjəbəs, ˈɪn-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·cu·bus n.; pl. E. Incubuses L. Incubi
 1. A demon; a fiend; a lascivious spirit, supposed to have sexual intercourse with women by night.
    The devils who appeared in the female form were generally called succubi; those who appeared like men incubi, though this distinction was not always preserved.   --Lecky.
 2. Med. The nightmare. See Nightmare.
    Such as are troubled with incubus, or witch-ridden, as we call it.   --Burton.
 3. Any oppressive encumbrance or burden; anything that prevents the free use of the faculties.
    Debt and usury is the incubus which weighs most heavily on the agricultural resources of Turkey.   --J. L. Farley.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 incubus
      n 1: a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have
           sexual intercourse with sleeping women
      2: a situation resembling a terrifying dream [syn: nightmare]
      3: someone who depresses or worries others
      [also: incubi (pl)]