hotbed ( hotbeds plural ) If you say that somewhere is a hotbedof an undesirable activity, you are emphasizing that a lot of the activity is going on there or being started there. n-count with supp, usu N of n (emphasis)
...a state now known worldwide as a hotbed of racial intolerance.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
breeding ground, den, forcing house, nest, nursery, seedbed
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
Add your entry in the Collaborative Dictionary.