The word incubation and similar (from the Latin incubare, "to lie upon") may refer to:
- Avian incubation, sitting on or brooding bird's eggs in order to hatch them
- Dream incubation, practiced technique of learning to "plant a seed" in your mind for a specific dream topic to occur
- Incubation (psychology), the process of thinking about a problem subconsciously while being involved in other activities
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