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hot spring

noun
1.
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
1660-1670
1660-70
Can be confused
hot spring, warm spring.
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  • 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.
  • The gene came from a microbe that lives in a hot spring.
  • The hydrothermal model, on the other hand, says the hot spring fluids deposited the gold inside the rocks.
  • The only place to bathe in hot spring water is at the bathhouses.
  • In my city, an active day outdoors involves anything from going horseback riding to hiking to a hidden hot spring.
  • Relax in the hot spring waters while watching the end of the day's sun's rays as they fade into the horizon.
  • The town is internationally known for its large mineral hot spring that attracts visitors throughout the year.
British Dictionary definitions for hot spring

hot spring

noun
1.
a natural spring of mineral water at a temperature of 21°C (70°F) or above, found in areas of volcanic activity Also called thermal spring
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hot spring in Science
hot spring  
A spring of warm water, usually having a temperature greater than that of the human body.
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