Definition of breeding ground in English:

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breeding ground

Pronunciation: /ˈbrēdiNG ˌɡround/


1An area where birds, fish, or other animals habitually breed.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 [usually in singular] A thing that favors the development or occurrence of something: Austin is a breeding ground for musical talent
More example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: breed·ing ground

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