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Definition of hothouse noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hothouse

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈhɑthaʊs//
     
     
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  1. 1a heated building, usually made of glass, used for growing delicate plants in hothouse flowers
  2. 2a place or situation that encourages the rapid development of someone or something, especially ideas and emotions In the hothouse atmosphere of college there are plenty of opportunities for falling in love.
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