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English definition of “hothouse”

hothouse

noun [C usually singular] (EDUCATION)    /ˈhɒt.haʊs/ US  /ˈhɑːt-/ often disapproving
a place or environment in which people, especially children, are taught to develop skills and knowledge more quickly than usual: He was attracted by the hothouse atmosphere of Britain's top schools.Types of education
(Definition of hothouse noun (EDUCATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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