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breeding groundnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​place where ​animalsbreed and ​producetheirbabies: These ​animals always ​return to the same ​breedingground. a ​place where something ​developseasily, ​especially something ​unpleasant: Poor ​housingconditions are ​breedinggrounds forcrime.
(Definition of breeding ground from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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breeding groundnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbri·dɪŋ ˌɡrɑʊnd/
a ​place or ​condition that ​produces or ​causes a lot of something, esp. something ​bad: Poverty is a breeding ground for ​crime.
(Definition of breeding ground from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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