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Hot Springs

noun
1.
a city in central Arkansas: adjoins a national park (Hot Springs National Park) noted for its thermal mineral springs.
2.
a resort village in W Virginia: site of international conference (forerunner of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in 1943 to aid agricultural and food supply adjustments after World War II.

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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British Dictionary definitions for Hot Springs

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 Springs in Science
hot spring  
A spring of warm water, usually having a temperature greater than that of the human body.
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Encyclopedia Article for Hot Springs

resort, spa, city, and seat (1874) of Garland county, central Arkansas, U.S. It lies just north of the Ouachita River at the eastern edge of the Ouachita Mountains and the Ouachita National Forest. Hot Springs National Park is intertwined with the northern portion of the city.

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