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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.

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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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