Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb incubate

2 senses of incubate

Sense 1
incubate -- (grow under conditions that promote development)
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Sense 2
brood, hatch, cover, incubate -- (sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs")
       => reproduce, procreate, multiply -- (have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate")

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