Definition of breeding ground in English:

breeding ground

noun

  • 1An area where birds, fish, or other animals habitually breed.

    • ‘Watching them soar, glide, call, and even dance at their spring wetland breeding grounds has fascinated people for eons.’
    • ‘Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.’
    • ‘Dark, dank and musty, it was the perfect breeding ground for countless deadly germs and diseases.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, summer and grills together make the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.’
    • ‘Consequently, attention has focused on this type of market as a breeding ground for infections that affect humans.’
    • ‘The entire coastal waters of Cardigan Bay are a haven for wildlife and a perfect breeding ground for seabirds.’
    • ‘With row after row of cacao trees vulnerable to attack, plantations provide ample breeding grounds for pathogens.’
    • ‘You cannot see mites, but you can either remove their favorite breeding grounds or keep these areas dry and clean.’
    • ‘Zoos, by nature, are breeding grounds for high numbers of rodents.’
    • ‘Under the right conditions, wet structures and contents can be a perfect breeding ground for mold spores.’
    • ‘Even the greenest and purest, seemingly untouched fields were breeding grounds filled with fermenting disease and devastation.’
    • ‘Standing water in a house can also serve as a breeding ground for insects and other animals.’
    • ‘Pigs in particular create breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which carry avian pox and malaria.’
    • ‘Raw eggs contain a lot of water, making them a perfect breeding ground for illness-causing bacteria.’
    • ‘They're also conduits of life, breeding grounds for small marine animals and feed areas for larger ones.’
    • ‘Excess debris, leaves, and moisture are breeding grounds for insects.’
    • ‘They'll appreciate the shallow water for breeding grounds and repay the favor by eating mosquito larvae.’
    • ‘West Nile is a concern because the standing water can serve as a breeding ground.’
    • ‘This was the largest recorded breeding ground and nest concentrated area.’
    • ‘Removal of trash and debris around the field helps to eliminate slug breeding grounds.’
    • ‘Coastal wetlands are also breeding grounds for economically important fish and shellfish.’
    nursery, cradle, nest, den
    seedbed, hotbed, forcing house
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    1. 1.1 A place or situation that favours the development or occurrence of something:
      ‘the situation is a breeding ground for political unrest’
      • ‘Which areas are the best breeding grounds for ideas and innovation?’
      • ‘This grey wasteland could only be a breeding ground for a wave of hungry, embittered youth.’
      • ‘The best breeding grounds for ideas and innovation tend to be urban areas.’
      • ‘The Web is indeed a modern-day breeding ground for unscrupulous forgers.’
      • ‘No prizes for guessing what political movement this is a breeding ground for.’
      • ‘That kind of situation is a teeming breeding ground for all sorts of unwanted trouble.’
      • ‘Comic books would seem to be the perfect breeding ground for video games.’
      • ‘If there is resentment then that is the breeding ground for intolerant politics like fascism.’
      • ‘It's a breeding ground of single people and it's a suburb of the French Quarter.’
      • ‘Obsolete variants flourish in that region, and it remains a breeding ground for continuous problems.’
      • ‘This, of course, makes it the perfect breeding ground for the single-most hyped band this year.’
      • ‘They argue that lack of outlets for political expression create a breeding ground for extremists.’
      • ‘Navy sides have proved a breeding ground for footballing talent in the past, especially in the post-Second World War era.’
      • ‘This is the perfect breeding ground for the rapid spread of HIV.’
      • ‘Believe it or not, the TV show is not a breeding ground for talent.’
      • ‘He saw long periods of stability as breeding grounds for increasingly destabilizing behavior.’
      • ‘But it also seemed to emerge as fertile ground if not a breeding ground for terrorists.’
      • ‘University campuses became a main breeding ground for developments in the functionality of the Internet.’
      • ‘As events of the last several weeks have shown, the Internet creates the perfect breeding ground for virus attacks.’
      • ‘By addressing the issue now, the government can avoid the breeding grounds for future social strife.’
      nursery, cradle, nest, den
      seedbed, hotbed, forcing house
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Pronunciation:

breeding ground

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