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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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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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