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Noun: hothouse  'hót,haws
  1. A greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
    - conservatory, indoor garden
  2. Somewhere that provides an environment for rapid development
    "a hothouse for innovative ideas"; "the continent has become a hothouse for the emergence of extremist groups"
Verb: hothouse  'hót,haws
  1. Provide (a child) with high-level teaching at an early age
    "I was hothoused as a child and reading very well by the age of 3"

Derived forms: hothouses, hothoused, hothousing

Type of: glasshouse [Brit], greenhouse

Encyclopedia: Hothouse, North Carolina