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Meaning of INCUBATOR

Pronunciation:  'inkyu`beytur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants

INCUBATOR is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: brooder
 See Also: apparatus, setup, thermoregulator, thermostat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In"cu*ba`tor\, n.
    That which incubates, especially, an apparatus by means of
    which eggs are hatched by artificial heat.
  2. \In"cu*ba`tor\, n.
    1. A contrivance for the cultivation of micro["o]rganisms by
       maintaining a suitable temperature.
    2. (Med.) An apparatus for rearing prematurely born babies.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing an incubator in your dream, suggests that you need some stability and calmness in your life. Alternatively, it is symbolic of fresh and new ideas, growth, and development of the Self. Dreaming that you are in an incubator indicates that you have been acting prematurely. It may also indicate that you are trying to escape from the burdens and responsibility of your waking life.