Meaning of incubus
Pronunciation: (in'kyu-bus, ing'-), [key]
— pl. -bi -bus•es.
- an imaginary demon or evil spirit supposed to descend upon sleeping persons, esp. one fabled to have sexual intercourse with women during their sleep. Cf. succubus (def. 1).
- a nightmare.
- something that weighs upon or oppresses one like a nightmare.
- incubus (Thesaurus)