how to pronounce hotbed

hɑːtbɛd

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“… but there is another hotbed of farm to …”

meanings of hotbed

noun:

  1. An iron platform in a rolling mill, on which hot bars, rails, etc., are laid to cool.
  2. An environment that is ideal for the growth or development of something, especially of something undesirable.
  3. A low bed of earth covered with glass, and heated with rotting manure, used for the germination of seeds and the growth of tender plants, like a miniature hothouse.