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Definition of incubus

Incubus
Incubus In"cu*bus, n.; pl. E. Incubuses, L. Incubi. [L., the nightmare. Cf. Incubate.] 1. A demon; a fiend; a lascivious spirit, supposed to have sexual intercourse with women by night. --Tylor. The devils who appeared in the female form were generally called succubi; those who appeared like men incubi, though this distinction was not always preserved. --Lecky. 2. (Med.) The nightmare. See Nightmare. Such as are troubled with incubus, or witch-ridden, as we call it. --Burton. 3. Any oppressive encumbrance or burden; anything that prevents the free use of the faculties. Debt and usury is the incubus which weighs most heavily on the agricultural resources of Turkey. --J. L. Farley.

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