- 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 of hot spring
First recorded in 1660–70
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Thought I, Garm-chashma (Hot-spring) is close by; they may have dismounted there.The Bbur-nma in English</p>
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
One of the streams we crossed soon after issued from a hot-spring.
The oxidation and neutralization of these hot-spring solutions near the surface throws out the mercury sulphide.The Economic Aspect of Geology
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The mass of hot-spring material built up here cannot be less than 400 feet in thickness.Wonders of the Yellowstone
Jimmy's soul was first of all a hot-spring of ambition; the evidences of which, when once recognized, were ever paramount.The Law-Breakers and Other Stories
- a natural spring of mineral water at a temperature of 21°C (70°F) or above, found in areas of volcanic activityAlso called: thermal spring
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- A spring of warm water, usually having a temperature greater than that of the human body.
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