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hot spring

n.
A natural spring producing warm water, usually at a temperature above that of the human body.

hot spring

n
(Physical Geography) 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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n.
a thermal spring having water warmer than 98°F (37°C).
[1660–70]

hot spring

A spring of warm water, usually having a temperature greater than that of the human body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hot spring - a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or abovehot spring - a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above
natural spring, outpouring, fountain, spring, outflow - a natural flow of ground water
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It was volcanic in origin, and was now fringed on three sides by coral reefs; some fumaroles to the northward, and a hot spring, were the only vestiges of the forces that had long since originated it.
Near one of their encampments there was a hot spring continually emitting a cloud of vapor.
This is a small laundry, up country, belongs to Shelly Hot Springs, - hotel, you know.
His skin was red and rough, as if from perpetual sunburn; he often went away to hot springs to take mud baths.
In the vignettes and other embellishments of some ancient books you will at times meet with very curious touches at the whale, where all manner of spouts, jets d'eau, hot springs and cold, Saratoga and Baden-Baden, come bubbling up from his unexhausted brain.
Here, with a spy-glass, he reconnoitred the surrounding country, but not a lodge nor fire, not a man, horse, nor dog, was to be discovered; in short, the smoke which had caused such alarm proved to be the vapor from several warm, or rather hot springs of considerable magnitude, pouring forth streams in every direction over a bottom of white clay.
There are several hot springs there, and during two thousand years they have poured forth a never-diminishing abundance of the healing water.
The encircling walls, the central lake, the hot springs which feed the lake, all point to a conclusion, and the fauna and the flora bear indisputable evidence that Caprona was once part of some great land-mass.
I thought those resorts looked new--Caliente, Boyes Hot Springs, E1 Verano, and all along the line.
Beneath that black mud, bubbled the hot springs of Bath.
Instead of this, the Incas Bridge consists of a crust of stratified shingle cemented together by the deposits of the neighbouring hot springs.
Florida, Adirondacks, Lakewood, Hot Springs, New York, and round again.