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  1. incubate

    • IPA[ˈɪŋkjʊbeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      (of a bird) sit on (eggs) in order to keep them warm and bring them to hatching.;(in a laboratory or other controlled situation) keep (eggs, bacteria, embryos, etc.) at a suitable temperature so that they develop
    • verb: incubate, 3rd person present: incubates, gerund or present participle: incubating, past tense: incubated, past participle: incubated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of a bird) sit on (eggs) in order to keep them warm and bring them to hatching.
    • (in a laboratory or other controlled situation) keep (eggs, bacteria, embryos, etc.) at a suitable temperature so that they develop the samples were incubated at 80°C for 3 minutes
    • North American give support and aid the development of (a new small business).
    • 2. be developing an infectious disease before symptoms appear the possibility that she was incubating early syphilis
    • develop slowly without outward or perceptible signs the BSE bug incubates for around three years
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    • IPA[ˈinkyəˌbāt]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a bird) sit on (eggs) in order to keep them warm and bring them to hatching.

    Oxford American Dictionary