Definition of breeding ground in English:

breeding ground

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  • 1An area where birds, fish, or other animals habitually breed.
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    • They're also conduits of life, breeding grounds for small marine animals and feed areas for larger ones.
    • This was the largest recorded breeding ground and nest concentrated area.
    • You cannot see mites, but you can either remove their favorite breeding grounds or keep these areas dry and clean.
  • 1.1A place or situation that favours the development or occurrence of something: the situation is a breeding ground for political unrest
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    • That kind of situation is a teeming breeding ground for all sorts of unwanted trouble.
    • University campuses became a main breeding ground for developments in the functionality of the Internet.
    • They argue that lack of outlets for political expression create a breeding ground for extremists.

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