hot|house «noun, adjective. HOT HOWS; verb. -HOWZ», noun, -hous|es «-HOW zihz», adjective, verb, -housed, -hous|ing.
1. a building with a glass roof and walls, kept warm for growing plants, especially plants belonging naturally to warmer climates; greenhouse. SYNONYM(S): conservatory.
2. Figurative. a place or atmosphere favoring rapid growth or development; hotbed: »

a hothouse of culture.

3. Obsolete. a bathing house with hot baths, steam baths, etc.
1. from or of a hothouse: »

hothouse flowers.

2. Figurative. characteristic of a hothouse: »

a hothouse climate.

Education. to begin teaching (children) at a very early age in order to stimulate or advance their mental development: »

As the debate over the “superbaby” phenomenon intensifies, researchers have coined a verb form to describe it: “hothousing” (New York Times).

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