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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: Latin incubare; INCUBATE

incubus

noun
     
in‧cu‧bus plural incubuses or incubi [countable]
1 someone or something that causes a lot of worries or problems:
Joyce regarded his US citizenship as a moral and political incubus.
2 a male devil that in the past was believed to have sex with a sleeping woman succubus

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