hot spring

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  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.

Origin of hot spring

First recorded in 1660–70

Words that may be confused with hot spring

Words Nearby hot spring Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use hot spring in a sentence

  • 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.

  • 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

hot spring

  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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Scientific definitions for hot spring

hot spring

  1. A spring of warm water, usually having a temperature greater than that of the human body.

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