Definition of forcing house in English:

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forcing house

Pronunciation: /ˈfôrsiNG ˌhous/

noun

A place in which the growth or development of something (especially plants) is artificially hastened.
Example sentences
  • Such a self-referential approach, however, has again proved a forcing house for structural wizardry, conjured by Arup magus Cecil Balmond.
  • The unique demands of the Tour, especially the great climbs such as the Tourmalet, the Galibier and the Alpe d' Huez, were a forcing house for French heroes.
  • West Berlin became a forcing house for new ideas about urban architecture and planning.

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Syllabification: forc·ing house

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