hot spring

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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.
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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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hot spring

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Hot springs have great astrobiological significance, as the closest relatives of many of the most ancient organisms on Earth can thrive in and around hydrothermal springs.
Now, a team of evolutionary biologists suggests how clay--perhaps near hydrothermal springs on the ocean floor-may have spurred the formation of these early cells.
At this site, Earth's outer shell is pulling apart, allowing molten rock to rise close to the surface and feed hydrothermal springs.