Definitions of incubate

  1. To sit, as on eggs, for batching.
  2. To sit upon in order to hatch; sit, as on eggs; to hatch by sitting.
  3. To study; plan.
  4. To sit upon ( eggs) to hatch them; to keep ( as eggs, etc.) under conditions of warmth favorable for hatching.
  5. To brood.
  6. To sit on eggs to hatch them.
  7. sit on ( eggs); " Birds brood"; " The female covers the eggs"
  8. develop under favorable conditions, such as germs and bacteria
  9. To sit upon, as upon eggs for hatching.