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1. incubation

noun. ['ˌɪŋkjuːˈbeɪʃən'] maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development.

Synonyms

  • aid
  • attention
  • care

Antonyms

  • end
  • death
  • stillbirth
  • thoughtless

Etymology

  • incubationem (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Incubation Period

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Example sentences of the word incubation-period


1. Noun Phrase
Brooding provides heat during the important incubation period; the time it takes for the eggs to hatch.

2. Noun Phrase
Mouth-brooding species of betta fish will release fully formed fry after an incubation period of up to 16 days.

3. Noun Phrase
The length of the incubation period varies depending on water temperature and type of crawfish.

4. Noun Phrase
The incubation period lasts an average of 28 days, about a month.

2. incubation

noun. ['ˌɪŋkjuːˈbeɪʃən'] sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body.

Synonyms

  • birthing
  • giving birth
  • brooding
  • parturition

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • disservice
  • worsen
  • inattention

Etymology

  • incubationem (Latin)

3. incubation

noun. ['ˌɪŋkjuːˈbeɪʃən'] (pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear.

Synonyms

  • phase
  • infection

Antonyms

  • inattentive
  • attentive
  • disorganise

Etymology

  • incubationem (Latin)

4. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] an amount of time.

Synonyms

  • incubation period
  • fundamental measure
  • schooltime
  • clotting time
  • fortnight
  • term
  • reign
  • usance
  • hebdomad
  • morning
  • daytime
  • night
  • canicule
  • rainy day
  • time frame
  • time of life
  • time
  • youth
  • dog days
  • Olympiad
  • millenary
  • prehistoric culture
  • mid-April
  • calendar month
  • overtime
  • drouth
  • forenoon
  • Indian summer
  • decade
  • quarter-century
  • hours
  • phase of the moon
  • midwinter
  • weekend
  • life
  • Platonic year
  • indiction
  • sleep
  • bimillennium
  • efflorescence
  • mid-February
  • lunar time period
  • twelvemonth
  • continuance
  • dark
  • tide
  • morn
  • wartime
  • downtime
  • work time
  • week
  • quarter
  • duty tour
  • nighttime
  • peak
  • run
  • life-time
  • prehistory
  • years
  • epoch
  • mid-May
  • mid-January
  • stage
  • term of enlistment
  • hitch
  • year
  • quadrennium
  • flush
  • civil day
  • noviciate
  • enlistment
  • eve
  • bimillenary
  • yr
  • millennium
  • time period
  • honeymoon
  • lustrum
  • blossom
  • evening
  • running time
  • mid-October
  • question time
  • time of year
  • lifespan
  • occupation
  • period of time
  • day
  • semester
  • air alert
  • lease
  • Saint Martin's summer
  • prohibition
  • dawn
  • time limit
  • bimester
  • tour
  • decennium
  • mid-March
  • half-century
  • generation
  • regulation time
  • duration
  • mid-December
  • study hall
  • daylight
  • bronze age
  • test period
  • tour of duty
  • long haul
  • multistage
  • silly season
  • long time
  • puerperium
  • prime
  • mid-November
  • watch
  • mid-August
  • drought
  • midweek
  • two weeks
  • trimester
  • mid-September
  • heyday
  • time off
  • calendar week
  • lifetime
  • era
  • month
  • uptime
  • past
  • bloom
  • great year
  • century
  • phase
  • quinquennium
  • nap
  • lactation
  • window
  • age
  • season
  • hour
  • calendar day
  • canicular days
  • shelf life
  • festival
  • real time
  • hospitalization
  • morning time
  • term of a contract
  • flower
  • prohibition era
  • early days
  • iron age
  • fundamental quantity
  • elapsed time
  • school
  • silver age
  • bout
  • half-life
  • travel time
  • long run
  • novitiate
  • field day
  • half life
  • mid-July
  • Golden Age
  • extra time
  • peacetime
  • trial period
  • times
  • school day
  • decennary

Antonyms

  • work time
  • time off
  • downtime
  • overtime
  • uptime
  • day
  • night

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon.

Synonyms

  • time interval
  • interval

Antonyms

  • estivate
  • wake
  • aestivate

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations.

Synonyms

  • full stop
  • punctuation mark
  • suspension point
  • stop
  • punctuation
  • full point

Antonyms

  • syncategoreme
  • supply
  • sunset
  • light

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games.

Synonyms

  • part
  • play
  • playing period
  • division
  • section

Antonyms

  • nonbeing
  • dead
  • nonexistence
  • alive

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause.

Synonyms

  • menstruation
  • expelling
  • catamenia
  • menses
  • menstruum
  • flow
  • discharge
  • menorrhagia
  • hypermenorrhea
  • emission

Antonyms

  • past
  • postmeridian
  • antemeridian
  • adult

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] the end or completion of something.

Synonyms

  • end

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • aged

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

10. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed.

Synonyms

  • era
  • geological era
  • geologic time
  • ice age
  • glacial period
  • epoch
  • glacial epoch
  • geological time

Antonyms

  • immaturity
  • wetness
  • dull
  • birth

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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