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seedbed

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of seedbed

  1. 1 a place or environment that favors the development of something <a social and political environment that would later become a seedbed of the abolition movement> Synonyms hotbed, hothouse, nest, nidus, nursery, breeding ground, seminaryRelated Words crucible; base, capital, center, core, cynosure, eye, focus, heart, hub, mecca, nucleus, seat; focus, headquarters

  2. 2 the source from which something grows or develops <that think tank has served as a seedbed for American conservatism since the Cold War era> Synonyms fountainhead, germ, origin, root, seedRelated Words font, fountain, spring, well, wellhead, wellspring; beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, genesis, inception, incipiency, launch, morning, onset, outset, start, threshold; creation, inauguration, origination

  3. 3 a point or place at which something is invented or provided <the historic role of the Middle East as a seedbed for new religions> Synonyms cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, source, spring, well, wellspringRelated Words beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold; baseline, first base, ground zero, square one




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