hot spring


noun

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hot spring

hot spring warm spring
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British Dictionary definitions for hot spring

hot spring

noun

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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Scientific definitions for hot spring

hot spring

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