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incubation Tweet Definition of incubation Like Definition of incubation on Facebook
noun
  1. A sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, (eggs) to develop the life within, by any process.
  2. The development of a disease from its causes, or its period of incubation. (See below.)
  3. A sleeping in a consecrated place for the purpose of dreaming oracular dreams.
ink Tweet Definition of ink Like Definition of ink on Facebook
noun (uncountable) and (countable)
  1. a pigment (or dye) based fluid used for writing, printing etc.
  2. black or dark coloured fluid ejected by squid, octopus etc, as a protective strategy
verb
  1. to apply ink
  2. to sign a document
  3. to tattoo someone
insectivorous Tweet Definition of insectivorous Like Definition of insectivorous on Facebook
adjective
  1. feeding on insects
  2. (context, of a plant) capable of trapping and absorbing insects; such as the sundew, pitcher plant and Venus flytrap
introvert Tweet Definition of introvert Like Definition of introvert on Facebook
noun
  1. One who focuses primarily on their own mind, feelings, or affairs
involute Tweet Definition of involute Like Definition of involute on Facebook
noun
  1. (mathematics) A curve that cuts all tangents of another curve at right angles; traced by a point on a string that unwinds from a curved object.
adjective
  1. difficult to understand, or complicated
  2. (context, botany, of a leaf or petal) having the edges rolled inwards
  3. (context, biology, of some shells) having a complex pattern of coils
isotropic Tweet Definition of isotropic Like Definition of isotropic on Facebook
adjective
  1. (physics) having properties that are identical in all directions; exhibiting isotropy
ivory Tweet Definition of ivory Like Definition of ivory on Facebook
noun (ivor, ies, -)
  1. (uncountable) The hard white form of dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses and other animals.
  2. (colour) A creamy white color, colour, the colour of ivory.
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    1. Something made from or resembling ivory.
    2. (collective singular or in plural) The teeth.
    3. (collective singular or in plural) The keys of a piano.
adjective
  1. Made of ivory.
  2. Resembling or having the colour of ivory.

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