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hothouse definition

  • noun:
    • A heated greenhouse for plants that want a straight, reasonably hot heat.
    • A Breeding Ground conducive to vigorous development or development; a hotbed: "Using Its mix of African, Latin, European, and pan-American impacts, the Caribbean is really a musical hothouseā€ ( New Yorker).
    • A heated greenhouse.
    • An environment by which growth or development is urged; a hotbed.
    • A bagnio, or bathing home; a brothel.
    • A heated space for drying greenware.
    • A house kept hot to shelter tender flowers and bushes from the cool atmosphere; somewhere where the flowers of warmer climates could be reared, and fruits ripened.
    • A bagnio, or washing home.
    • A brothel; a bagnio.
    • A heated space for drying out green ware.
    • a property where to sweat and cup your body; a bath-house.
    • A brothel.
    • A structure held unnaturally heated for the growth of tender exotic flowers, or subtropical plants, and for producing local fresh fruits, plants, etc., out-of-season.
    • In production, any hot chamber or building; a drying-room; especially, the warmest drying-room for which green pottery is dried out before you go towards kiln.
    • a greenhouse which flowers are arranged in a nice manner
  • adjective:
    • developed in a hothouse: a hothouse orchid.
    • fragile and sensitive and painful, as though from becoming cultivated in a hothouse.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to create in a hothouse.
  • verb:
    • To provide with an enriched environment using goal of revitalizing scholastic development.
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