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hotbed

noun uk   /ˈhɒt.bed/  us   /ˈhɑːt-/
a hotbed of sth a place or situation where a lot of a particular activity, especially an unwanted or unpleasant activity, is happening or might happen: The police department was a hotbed of corruption. In the 60s the city was a hotbed of crime.
Translations of “hotbed”
in Russian рассадник, очаг…
in Turkish yatak, kaynak, yuva…
in Polish siedlisko, wylęgarnia…
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