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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishincubusin‧cu‧bus /ˈɪŋkjəbəs/ noun (plural incubuses or incubi /-baɪ/) [countable]  1 WORRIEDsomeone or something that causes a lot of worries or problems Joyce regarded his US citizenship as a moral and political incubus.2 ROa male devil that in the past was believed to have sex with a sleeping woman succubus
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incubusPublic services, by comparison, are an incubus.A bog-eyed incubus on day release from hell?From the beginning, however, the engineers, like the artillery, were free of the incubus of purchased commissions.
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