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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birth, Hospital
incubatorin‧cu‧ba‧tor /ˈɪŋkjəbeɪtə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 MBMHa piece of hospital equipment into which very small or weak babies are put to keep them alive and warm2 HBBTAa heated container for keeping eggs warm until they hatch (=the young birds are born)3 an organization which helps new businesses to develop by giving them office space, services, and equipment, and providing them with business and technical advice a high-tech incubator on the east coast
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incubatorOne city planner said Escondido has become known as an incubator city.These were removed from the nest and hatched indoors in an incubator.Seeing him lying in an incubator for the first time was a uniquely distressing experience.D., you may be in that inorganic incubator until you are forty-five.He was in the next incubator at Guy's hospital to first victim Dean Bunn.The mouths of these fishes are large and they are oral incubators, the males carrying the eggs.With customary caution, he is keeping his options open while the issue is still in the political incubator.The drive motor should be fitted outside the incubator to prevent any local heating effect.
From Longman Business Dictionaryincubatorin‧cu‧ba‧tor /ˈɪŋkjəbeɪtə-ər/ noun [countable]COMMERCECOMPUTING a company or organization that provides help and support for new companies, especially ones using advanced technology or the InternetThe government set up an Internet incubator.
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