Definition of forcing house in English:

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forcing house


A place in which the growth or development of something (especially plants) is artificially hastened: figurative the army became a forcing house for national liberation
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  • 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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