seedbed


seedbed

noun

Definition of SEEDBED

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>
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>
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>

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