incubator

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Etymology[edit]

incubate +‎ -ator

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Noun[edit]

incubator (plural incubators)

  1. (chemistry) Any apparatus used to maintain environmental conditions suitable for a reaction.
  2. (medicine) An apparatus used to maintain environmental conditions suitable for a newborn baby.
  3. An apparatus used to maintain environmental conditions suitable for the hatching of eggs.
  4. A place to maintain the culturing of bacteria at a steady temperature.
  5. (business) A support programme for the development of entrepreneurial companies.
    • 2006, Philip N. Cooke, Creative Industries in Wales: Potential and Pitfalls (page 34)
      So the question that is commonly asked is, why put a media incubator in a media desert and have it managed by a civil servant? This gets to the heart of the institutional support problem in Wales.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (apparatus used to maintain environmental conditions suitable for a newborn baby): brooder
  • (apparatus used to maintain environmental conditions suitable for the hatching of eggs): brooder

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