Hothouse meaning

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A heated greenhouse for plants that require an even, relatively warm temperature.
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An environment conducive to vigorous growth or development; a hotbed.
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Grown in a hothouse.

A hothouse orchid.

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Delicate and sensitive, as if from being grown in a hothouse.
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To cultivate in a hothouse.
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A building made mainly of glass, artificially heated for growing plants; greenhouse.
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Grown in a hothouse.
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Needing very careful treatment, as if grown in a hothouse; delicate.
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(figuratively) An environment in which growth or development is encouraged; a hotbed.
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A heated room for drying greenware.
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(of a child) To provide with an enriched environment with the aim of stimulating academic development.
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