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spa

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noun \ˈspä, ˈspȯ\

Simple Definition of spa

  • : a place where water that has many minerals in it comes up naturally from the ground and where people go to improve their health by swimming in, bathing in, or drinking the water

  • : a place where people go to improve their health and appearance by exercising, relaxing, etc.

  • : a bathtub in which a pump causes hot water and air bubbles to move around your body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spa

  1. 1a :  a mineral springb :  a resort with mineral springs

  2. 2 :  a fashionable resort or hotel

  3. 3 New England :  soda fountain

  4. 4 :  a commercial establishment providing facilities devoted especially to health, fitness, weight loss, beauty, and relaxation

  5. 5 :  a hot tub with a whirlpool device

Examples of spa in a sentence

  1. Their property includes a swimming pool and spa.

  2. <a six-month membership in a health spa with the specific purpose of losing weight>



Origin and Etymology of spa

Spa, watering place in Belgium


First Known Use: 1610

Rhymes with spa

aah, ah, baa, bah, blah, Blois, bra, dah, droit, fa, Fra, ha, Jah, Kwa, la, ma, nah, pa, pas, Ra, rah, schwa, shah, ska, ta


Spa

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geographical name \ˈspä\

Definition of Spa

  1. town E Belgium SE of Liège pop 10,394




Medical Dictionary

spa

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noun \ˈspä, ˈspȯ\

Medical Definition of spa

  1. 1a:  a mineral springb:  a resort with mineral springs

  2. 2:  a commercial establishment (as a resort) providing facilities devoted especially to health, fitness, weight loss, beauty, and relaxation




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