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Definition of incubate:

  • (verb) grow under conditions that promote development
  • (verb) sit on (eggs)

Sentence Examples:

Label the newly inoculated tube and incubate.

I have no data as to how the sexes incubate.

Eggs having incompletely developed shells were successfully incubated in the laboratory.

Inoculate a tube of sterile bouillon with a similar quantity, and incubate under optimum conditions.

Prepare a tube cultivation in nutrient bouillon, and incubate under optimum conditions, for forty-eight hours.

For some first frail ideas of service are beginning to incubate in that egoistic little bean of his.

The gander keeps watch and ward near the nest, whilst the goose incubates the eggs.

Incubate the other two samples for the determination of the residual free oxygen, nitrite, and nitrate.

Third, one indigestion incubated by cumulative series of pie and complicated by attentions from one large centipede.

When the female has produced her ova, she incubates upon them, in three days they acquire limbs.

Lastly, certain species incubate eggs with their feet (e.g., cormorants), rather than develop featherless brood patches.

The plates were incubated eighteen to twenty-four hours when subcultures in broth were made from the hemolytic colonies.

The terns which breed on islets in Indian rivers do not appear to do much incubating in the daytime.

I am lost in astonishment at the extraordinary collection of Lilliputian authors you have hatched by your incubating process.

I am now quite satisfied about the incubating males; there is so little difference in conspicuousness between the sexes.

I am not quite satisfied about the incubating males; there is so little difference in conspicuousness between the sexes.

An ideational content may be gathered while the stupor is incubating, during interruptions, or from the recollections of recovered patients.

The Court thus eulogized had been the center of delicate mannerism and the incubating cell of the refinement of vice.

With the grebes it has been said they covered them and left them to be incubated, but that is doubtful.

My data, based on incubation beginning with the second egg, indicate that the female incubates more often daily than the male.

Ducklings and incubated eggs were obtained in June and July, but he is of the opinion that the breeding season may be longer.

While I was so closely associated with the junco in the old barn I had a good chance to observe her incubating habits.

When she finally got broody she was given seventeen eggs and allowed to settle down to the task of incubating Christmas dinners.

The eggs of these infected lice were obtained, they were incubated, and the young lice of the second generation were placed on a normal rhesus monkey.

The two eggs, which are brownish olive thickly and darkly mottled with brown, are incubated for four weeks, after which the chicks are hatched.

Shad said he understood we were going to sell off all the incubated ones at ten cents apiece, and keep the real brooders for the family.

These loons, like the lesser grebes, incubate and leave their eggs in the wet, and meet with the same ridiculous failure when they attempt to walk.

Later in the season, when many of the ducks are off duty from a desire to incubate, the proportion should be about one drake to ten ducks.

If the advanced ideas in statesmanship and social economy incubated there could have become the property of the nation, our country would have grown wiser and better.

Because a hen pigeon often lays again and begins to incubate before a pair of young are ready to leave the nest, it is usual to arrange the pigeonholes in pairs.

It is probable that the buzzard is gregarious, but it seems unlikely from the small number of young noted at any time that every female incubates each year.

If the females are many the cock usually becomes broody before they finish laying, and he then drives them with great fury away and begins to incubate.

Both birds alternately incubate, and each feeds the other, by disgorging the contents of the stomach, or part of them, immediately before the bird that is sitting.

Eider ducks may nest in dense colonies, but each bird has its own nest in which it lays its own eggs, and in which the female alone incubates.

She is perhaps the closest brooder of any incubating shore bird we encountered, so much so that she often literally had to be almost stepped on before she arose.

The absence of the incubating instinct has much to do with the productiveness for which Hamburgs are noted, as no time is lost in sitting or brooding the chicks.

The female spoonbill is thus seemingly content to merely lay the eggs, while she lets the male build the nest, incubate the eggs, and take care of the young.

After a basket of hens' eggs has been incubated four days it is removed and the eggs examined by lighting, to remove those which are infertile before they have been rendered unsalable.

Professor Lloyd Morgan observed that his chickens incubated in the laboratory had no instinctive awareness of the significance of their mother's cluck when she was brought outside the door.

It has been affirmed that incubating alters their system, and that the scent that before passed out through the skin passes out with the excreta when the birds incubate.

Its habit of incubating its eggs in a ball of ordure may also have commended it to the favor of the priesthood, and may some day assure it an equal reverence among ourselves.

This is incubated as in the case of the water, and in twelve hours is filled with a turbid growth, which when examined by means of the hanging drop shows characteristic bacilli.

I suppose that birds may be known not to be polygamous if they are seen during the whole breeding season to associate in pairs, or if the male incubates or aids in feeding the young.

An incubating woodcock is notorious as a close sitter and can not usually be flushed from the nest unless nearly trodden upon; often it can be touched or even lifted from the eggs.

A sudden outburst of popular resentment like the Revolution, which had been incubating for at least a century, cannot be considered as a mere caprice; can, indeed, only be considered as a revelation of justice.

It is evident that what we have in this account is no exhibition of political oppression by a tyrannical government, but a genuine outbreak of group animosity which had been long incubating in the popular mind.

Their love to their dame, their incessant, careful attention, and the peculiar songs they address to her while she tediously incubates their eggs, remind me of my duty, could I ever forget it.

He gave me next a blue heron, but it being spring, I 'went collecting' in the vicinity, following my usual inclination, before breakfast and after laboratory hours, and brought in a number of incubated birds'-eggs.

The power to cool the body by breathing is not, however, granted to the unhatched chick, and for this reason the incubating egg cannot stand excess of heat as well as lack of it.

The duck raiser figures on incubating all eggs suitable for the purpose rather than to sell any of them for other purposes as there is a greater profit in rearing and marketing the ducklings.

You stand in a specially prepared opening in a specially grown plantation, while a specialty trained company of beaters scientifically drive towards you several hundred artificially incubated birds invigorated by a patent pheasant food.

This is due to the fact that the duck growers find it more profitable to incubate all eggs suitable for that purpose and to rear and market the ducklings rather than to sell the eggs.

The eagles, we found, had so bitterly resented the indignity of a rope having been (even momentarily) stretched athwart their portals that they had abandoned their stronghold, leaving two handsome eggs, partly incubated.

Compose the parts, and you come nigh to the meaning of the Nineteenth Century: the mother of these gosling affirmatives and negatives divorced from harmony and awakened by the slight increase of incubating motion to vitality.

It appeared to me that the eggs from which young Insurers were hatched were incubated in dust and heat, like the eggs of ostriches, judging from the places to which those incipient giants repaired on a Monday morning.

It used to be thought that this grebe used to incubate only at night, leaving the eggs covered during the day to be incubated by the heat from the sun and from the decaying vegetation of the nest.

I found a nest on the 10th April, built in a hole in a tree; it was composed entirely of sheep's wool, and contained three incubated eggs, white, with light red blotches, forming a zone at the larger end.

At the end of the sterilizing process cold water is turned on, and at the same time the overflow water cock is opened; the cold water gradually reduces the temperature, and the incubating point is quickly reached.

In certain species the cocks alone incubate, and these then become more important than the females to the race, so that they have not been permitted to become showy, while the hens have been allowed more freedom in this respect.

I suffered her to bring out her young, both sexes alternately incubating, each visiting the other at intervals, peeping into the hole to see that all was right and well there, and flying off afterwards in search of food.

The characters seem to grow in my mind, much after the oft-quoted "Topsy" manner, and when they are fully incubated I arrange a setting for them, choosing incidents and surroundings which will harmonize with and develop them.

This protective coloration of plumage is possessed by the females of many species of birds, which would be very conspicuous, and of course greatly liable to danger while incubating their eggs, if they wore the bright tints of the males.

As I have already indicated, the dislike and the systematic evasion by smuggling of the trade laws during the long period when the revolt was incubating harmed American character, and probably sowed the seed of future corruption and dissension.

Until quite recently it was believed that the bird incubated its eggs by sitting astride the nest, the length of the legs forbidding any other position: this has now been proved beyond cavil to be an entirely erroneous opinion.

When, on the contrary, the yolk assumes indefinite outlines, approaching near the upper portion of the shell at the large end or appears with a thick spur upon its upper side, it may be regarded as having started to incubate.

It is evident that the female performs all the duties of incubating the eggs and carrying for the young, for during the nesting period large flocks are observable that consist entirely of males, constantly feeding in their accustomed haunts.

The gannets incubate in the turf of the slopes above, and you may sit down by them and their great downy young while their mates hover over you with discordant screams and almost touch you with their outspread pinions.

If the continuance of the species depended upon her knowing the exact time required to hatch her eggs, as it depends upon her having the incubating fever, of course she would know exactly, and would never sit beyond the required period.

Ostriches scrape holes in the sand to serve as extemporized nests for their eggs promiscuously dropped, which are then buried by a light coating of sand, and incubated during the day by the sunbeams, and at night by the male bird.

Like the others, it builds in holes in large trees; the male builds the female in, by covering the hole where she incubates with mud (Baker says with its ordure), leaving only room for her bill to protrude and receive food from his.

I value the cases of bright-colored, incubating male fishes, and brilliant female butterflies, solely as showing that one sex may be made brilliant without any necessary transference of beauty to the other sex; for in these cases I cannot suppose that beauty in the other sex was checked by selection.

It would not be surprising regularly to find stomachs empty in "incubating" females, but the fact is that the one other such female collected by us had a small amount of food in the gut; probably these individuals take anything that enters the egg chamber, but do not leave for active pursuit of food.

With well-acted caution and secrecy in its manner, it runs silently along, stooping low, and having found a slight nest-like depression on the surface, sits on it, half opens its wings, and begins gathering all the small sticks or straws within its reach and carefully arranges them about it, as most ground-breeding birds do when incubating.