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incubate

US [ˈɪŋkjəˌbeɪt]
UK [ˈɪŋkjʊbeɪt]
  • v.孵化;孵(卵);培养(细胞、细菌等);有(传染病在体内)潜伏
  • Web孵卵;孵育;育成
Simple Present:incubates  Present Participle:incubating  Past Tense:incubated  
incubate
v.
1.
[t]
~ sth
孵(卵);孵化to sit on its eggs in order to keep them warm until they hatch
2.
[t]
~ sth
培养(细胞、细菌等)to keep cells, bacteria, etc. at a suitable temperature so that they develop
3.
[t]
有(传染病在体内)潜伏to have an infectious disease developing inside you before symptoms (= signs of illness) appear
4.
[i]
潜伏to develop slowly without showing any signs

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