incubative
adjective see incubate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Incubative — In cu*ba*tive, a. Of or pertaining to incubation, or to the period of incubation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incubative — ād.iv adjective : of or relating to incubation incubative technique : characteristic of or marked by incubation incubative period …   Useful english dictionary

  • incubative — See incubate. * * * …   Universalium

  • incubative — (лат.) нахожусь в покое …   Словарь ботанических терминов

  • incubative — in·cu·ba·tive …   English syllables

  • incubate — incubative, adj. /in kyeuh bayt , ing /, v., incubated, incubating. v.t. 1. to sit upon (eggs) for the purpose of hatching. 2. to hatch (eggs), as by sitting upon them or by artificial heat. 3. to maintain at a favorable temperature and in other… …   Universalium

  • in|cu|ba|to|ry — «ihn KYOO buh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. = incubative. (Cf. ↑incubative) …   Useful english dictionary

  • incubate — verb ( bated; bating) Etymology: Latin incubatus, past participle of incubare, from in + cubare to lie Date: 1641 transitive verb 1. a. to sit on (eggs) so as to hatch by the warmth of the body b. to maintain (as an embryo or a chemically active… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incubation — noun a) Sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, to develop the life within, by any process. Incubation in the vicinity of burial places, cremation grounds, holy wells and sacred streams was common. The… …   Wiktionary

  • incubator — noun a) Any apparatus used to maintain environmental conditions suitable for a reaction b) An apparatus used to maintain environmental conditions suitable for a newborn baby See Also: incubate, incubation, incubative …   Wiktionary

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