Definition of humidicrib in English:

humidicrib

noun

Australian
  • A type of incubator used for the care of premature babies.

    ‘the baby has to stay in hospital in a humidicrib for a few more weeks’
    • ‘They are seeking to raise $15,000 for a humidcrib for the Geelong Hospital.’
    • ‘The penguin chick is making such great progress that it is now out of the humidcrib and waddling around their office.’
    • ‘When your baby needs to be in the humidcrib, there are things you can still do to bond with her.’
    • ‘Molly was transferred straight into a humidcrib, where she lived for the next 2 1/2 months until she was able to breathe on her own.’
    • ‘I was born premature on 17 July 1969 and was put in a humidcrib.’
    • ‘She was in special care for ten days requiring a humidcrib and a feeding tube.’
    • ‘During the day, he lives in the humidcrib at the koala hospital.’
    • ‘The doctors arrived with their trailer containing a precious humidcrib and other goods.’
    • ‘They are kept in knitted pouches in a humidcrib to simulate the warmth and feeling of a real pouch.’
    • ‘We are so glad to hear she is doing well and is out of the humidcrib.’

Origin

1940s: from humid + -i- + crib.

Pronunciation

humidicrib

/hjuːˈmɪdɪkrɪb/