hothoused


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

hot·house

 (hŏt′hous′)
n.
1. A heated greenhouse for plants that require an even, relatively warm temperature.
2. An environment conducive to vigorous growth or development; a hotbed: "With its mix of African, Latin, European, and pan-American influences, the Caribbean is truly a musical hothouse" (New Yorker).
adj.
1. Grown in a hothouse: a hothouse orchid.
2. Delicate and sensitive, as if from being grown in a hothouse.
tr.v. hot·housed, hot·hous·ing, hot·hous·es
To cultivate in a hothouse.

hothoused

(ˈhɒtˌhaʊzd)
adj
(Education) education (of a child) having undergone hothousing