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hot spring

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noun
  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.
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Origin of hot spring

First recorded in 1660–70
Can be confusedhot spring warm spring
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Historical Examples

  • Thought I, Garm-chashma (Hot-spring) is close by; they may have dismounted there.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    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 mass of hot-spring material built up here cannot be less than 400 feet in thickness.

  • Jimmy's soul was first of all a hot-spring of ambition; the evidences of which, when once recognized, were ever paramount.


British Dictionary definitions for hot spring

hot spring

noun
  1. 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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hot spring in Science

hot spring

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