hothouse

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as in greenhouse
a glass-enclosed building for growing plants grows tomatoes in his hothouse all winter long

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as in center
a place or environment that favors the development of something an urban enclave of bohemians that acquired a reputation for being a hothouse of creativity

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“Hothouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hothouse. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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