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hotbed

hot·bed

hotbed

 
pronunciation:
hat bed
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a bed of soil, usu. heated by fermenting manure and covered by glass, used to protect sensitive plants or to grow plants out of season.
definition 2: any environment that encourages the rapid growth and development of something, esp. something undesirable.
a hotbed of illegal drug activity
similar words:
den
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