Definition of hotbed
1 : a bed of soil enclosed in glass, heated especially by fermenting manure, and used for forcing or for raising seedlings
2 : an environment that favors rapid growth or development a hotbed of activity
Examples of hotbed in a Sentence
a hotbed of political unrest
prerevolutionary Boston was viewed as a hotbed of treason by the British
Recent Examples of hotbed from the Web
And experts say Portland -- like other liberal hotbeds -- could see more conflict in the months to come.
The family had grown up in Sarasota, a baseball hotbed along the Florida coast.
South Florida has a national reputation for being a hotbed of football talent.
On April 19, 1775, the first engagement of the war between the colonies and Britain erupted in Massachusetts, long a hotbed of rebellion, with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
That team, like this one, is based in a place hardly considered hockey hotbed a generation ago.
While cities in the United States — including Ann Arbor, Mich., and Las Vegas — have tested some of these mass transit driverless vehicles, Europe is a particular hotbed of this activity.
Sprinting ahead: The Mid-Suburban League's reputation as a distance-running hotbed may be getting a makeover after MSL runners swept the Class 3A sprints.
AGMA identified China as a hotbed for the origination of knockoffs, which range in quality from obviously inferior imitations to fakes that are hard to differentiate from the real thing.
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: a place where something grows or develops easily : a place where something happens very commonly
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