Definition of incubator noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪŋkjubeɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪŋkjubeɪtər//
    Medical equipment, Babies
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  1. 1a piece of equipment in a hospital which 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. Wordfinderbaby, birth, child, dummy, feed, incubator, nappy, pram, premature, teethe See related entries: Medical equipment, Babies
  2. 2a machine like a box where eggs are kept warm until the young birds are born
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