1. Noun.  Sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, to develop the life within, by any process.
  2. Noun.  (pathology) The development of a disease from its causes, or its period of incubation. (See below.).
  3. Noun.  (chemistry) A period of little reaction which is followed by more rapid reaction.
  4. Noun.  Sleeping in a temple or other holy place in order to have oracular dreams.

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