breeding ground

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breeding ground

n.
1. A place where animals breed.
2. A place or set of circumstances that encourages the development of certain ideas or conditions: a laboratory that is a breeding ground for new inventions.

breed′ing ground`


n.
1. a place where animals breed or to which they return to breed.
2. an environment suitable for or fostering the development of something.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breeding ground - a place where animals breedbreeding ground - a place where animals breed    
pesthole - a breeding ground for epidemic disease
rookery - a breeding ground for gregarious birds (such as rooks)
Translations

breeding ground

n (of animal) → zona di riproduzione (fig) → terreno fertile (fig)
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Health and sanitation personnel from the local government inspected the premises of GNPower and found several breeding grounds of mosquitoes in July and August.
She said the DOH repeatedly called on the public to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.
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'To combat the mosquito, you must get rid of mosquito larvae and their breeding grounds, especially containers that can hold stagnant water,' he said.
Earlier, Dr Afif said mitigating measures will be taken to ensure that fishermen can continue going out to sea such as construction jetties and recreating breeding grounds for fishes and prawns.
"Numerous pressures can impact migratory birds on their breeding grounds - along their migration route and at their wintering sites - and we know climate change is playing a significant role." Milder winters mean many species no longer have to migrate as far south as Ireland in order to find ice-free wetlands.
Addressing a meeting of different departments at his office regarding dengue control committee activities he said that stagnant water on streets, open grounds and other places should not be tolerated as they serve as breeding grounds of mosquitoes.
This includes searching for breeding grounds for mosquitoes and potential breeding grounds," the ministry said.
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