What does the word incubation mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The act of incubating; a planning or producing.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by The Intelligence Officer