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.
- hot spring , warm spring
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How to use hot spring in a sentence
On a hot spring evening last May, an FBI SWAT team swarmed on three alleged Boogaloo Bois as they met in the parking lot of a 24 Hour Fitness club on the east side of Las Vegas.The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government. | by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Lila Hassan and Karim Hajj, FRONTLINE | February 1, 2021 | ProPublica
Similar microbial communities exist in modern times at hot springs, such as those of Yellowstone National Park.How the Earth-shaking theory of plate tectonics was born | Carolyn Gramling | January 13, 2021 | Science News
It goes without saying that a visit to the hot springs is a must during these cooler months.
Microbial life has been found thriving far underground, in boiling hot springs and inside sediments on the seafloor — results that make many scientists hopeful about the prospects for life on other planets and moons in our solar system.
Research led by Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences professor Roger Summons has raised the intriguing possibility that they took advantage of hot springs for boiling.
The mass of hot-spring material built up here cannot be less than 400 feet in thickness.Wonders of the Yellowstone | James Richardson
At the small ramshackle hot-spring inns of the remote Page 123 hills the guests are mostly country folk.The Foundations of Japan | J.W. Robertson Scott
I heard of another hot-spring resort at which the water is gradually cooling: it is warmed up by secret piping.The Foundations of Japan | J.W. Robertson Scott
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 | Robert Grant
Thought I, Garm-chashma (Hot-spring) is close by; they may have dismounted there.The Bbur-nma in English | Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
British Dictionary definitions for hot spring
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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Scientific definitions for hot spring
A spring of warm water, usually having a temperature greater than that of the human body.
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