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Definition 1: a bed of earth covered with glass and heated by rotting manure to promote the growth of plants - [noun denoting artifact]

(hotbed is a kind of ...) a plot of ground in which plants are growing

"the gardener planted a bed of roses"

Definition 2: a situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where hotbed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a hotbed of vice

(hotbed is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"

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