verb (used with object), in·cu·bat·ed, in·cu·bat·ing.
verb (used without object), in·cu·bat·ed, in·cu·bat·ing.
Origin of incubate
Examples from the Web for incubate
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.
Koch helped kill one species of Democratic politics and incubate another.
In another study, “one man reported that he felt compelled to incubate and help hatch out a clutch of bantam chickens.”
Put up the tube cultures in Buchner's tubes and incubate anaerobically at 42° C.
Incubate for forty-eight hours at 37° C. and reject any contaminated tubes.
Prepare cultivations in nutrient broth and incubate under optimum conditions for forty-eight hours.
Incubate at 37° C. for forty-eight hours and eliminate any contaminated tubes; store the remainder for future use.
Incubate under suitable conditions as to temperature and atmosphere.
British Dictionary definitions for incubate
Word Origin for incubate
Word Origin and History for incubate
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.