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breeding ground

1. Literally, a place where animals congregate for the sake of breeding. The ducks return to their breeding ground in the park every spring. The state helps farmers maintain breeding grounds for livestock.
2. A place, environment, or situation that promotes or provides ample conditions for the development of something, whether tangible or intangible. Offices are breeding grounds for sickness in the winter time. We hope to create a dynamic research space for our students that will become a breeding ground for innovation and new ideas.
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AFTER Vidya Balan was diagnosed with dengue, her Kismet Connection co- star Shahid Kapoor has been prosecuted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC) after their sea- facing Praneta Apartments was checked for any existing breeding grounds for mosquito larvae.
The tag data are also exciting because this is the first time that we can see that the singers aren't sitting off by themselves like they do on the breeding grounds - they're right in the midst of the feeding action, choosing to sing instead," Stimpert said.
We are a good breeding ground and hopefully young players take that on board.
His self-deprecating humor, the characters he meets, such as Rustam, his young guide, and his visit with his host family, as well as his knowledge of the history and ecology of the region, turn what could have been a travelog into an insightful look into a geographical region that has been the center of historic controversy and the breeding ground for the rise of historic figures like Jenghiz Khan and Josef Stalin.
In Bucharest, his investigation turned up abandoned buildings whose basements were full of water, a perfect Culex breeding ground.
The widening gap between rich and poor, the plight of refugees, the injustices, humiliation and desperation suffered by millions combine to create a breeding ground for bitterness and revenge.
If a shower in a nursing home goes unused for weeks or months, the warm-water residue left in the showerhead or plumbing can become a breeding ground for Legionella bacteria.
But for some, like Kevin and Nina, it was a breeding ground for business ideas.
A COUNCIL rubbish dump has been closed down after it was branded a breeding ground for deadly Legionnaires disease.
Texcoco, a seasonal lake bed 40 miles from the capital, is the annual breeding ground for 300,000 birds.
Then the Russians discovered the Pribilof Islands--the breeding ground of the northern fur seal.
An accident lands a group of tourists on Isla Sorna, a breeding ground for genetically produced T-Rexes.
Meanwhile, a breeding ground for the Peking robin, native to southern China and the Himalayan region, was found for the first time in Japan, in Ibaraki Prefecture.
A BLACK-HEADED Bunting has set up territory in North Wales, having overshot its breeding ground in South-East Europe.
PVA packs can provide an excellent breeding ground for bacterial growth.