Part of speech: noun

The act of incubating; a planning or producing.

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Usage examples "incubation":

  1. Between the body of the chick and the membrane of the shell there exists a viscous fluid, the white of the egg thickened with the intense heat of incubation, until it becomes a positive glue. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
  2. I have had them on the shelf of my cupboard for a week, when the little ones have forced their way out Forty days is the time of incubation, so, naturally, those must have been already sat on for thirty- three days. - "Through Five Republics on Horseback", G. Whitfield Ray.
  3. Now, just as the original scheme had, when on paper, presented a very reasonable and common- sense stratagem, so with the new incubation. - "On the Heels of De Wet", The Intelligence Officer.