hot spring

noun
a thermal spring having water warmer than 98°F (37°C): the water is usually heated by emanation from or passage near hot or molten rock.
Compare warm spring.


Origin:
1660–70

hot spring, warm spring.
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hot spring
 
n
Also called: thermal spring a natural spring of mineral water at a temperature of 21°C (70°F) or above, found in areas of volcanic activity

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hot spring  
A spring of warm water, usually having a temperature greater than that of the human body.
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Example sentences
My guide then points to a hot spring and tells the story of two hikers who came
  to the park with a dog.
Because the underground hot spring ingredient is gushing.
But this was not a hot spring, and these chimneys were not built of volcanic
  rock.
Tomato planting came early this year, due to a relentlessly hot spring.
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