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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have intercourse with sleeping women; Someone who depresses or worries others; A situation resembling a terrifying dream.

Usage examples (24)
  • He said there’s a spirit called an incubus that comes to women in their sleep, and—
  • Oh! but an incubus is here, the haunt
  • The words of Montoyo had scored deeply, and the presence of our supernumerary laid a kind of incubus, like an omen of ill luck, upon us.
  • "incubus;" they felt the physical weight of Catholicity, or the Cross, and half guessed its spiritual spring. for more
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