incubation

Definitions of incubation
1

n (pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear

Type of:
phase, stage
any distinct time period in a sequence of events

n maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development

Type of:
aid, attention, care, tending
the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

n sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

Synonyms:
brooding
Type of:
birth, birthing, giving birth, parturition
the process of giving birth

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