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Definition of incubator noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a piece of equipment in a hospital that new babies are placed in when they are weak or born too early, in order to help them survive Their baby was so small she spent three weeks in an incubator before going home.
  2. 2a machine like a box where eggs are kept warm until the young birds are born
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: incubator