how to pronounce incubate


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incubate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of incubate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… highway wonder is to incubate robotics …”

meanings of incubate


  1. To brood, raise, or maintain eggs, organisms, or living tissue through the provision of ideal environmental conditions.
  2. To incubate metaphorically; to ponder an idea slowly and deliberately as if in preparation for hatching it.

incubate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word incubate occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics incubate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that incubate can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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