hot spring


Definition of hot spring 

: a spring whose water issues at a temperature higher than that of its surroundings

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Viral video shows man trying to bathe feet in Yellowstone's thermal hot springs: report. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Kavanaugh vows to continue to fight in FOX exclusive; Trump, Republicans blast Dem smear campaign," 25 Sep. 2018 The largest sack is perfect for hauling laundry to and fro; the smaller sizes can hold a lunchtime picnic or a change of clothes for a dip in a hot spring. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 There was a botanical dome, a laboratory surrounded by plants and flowers, even a pool constructed to look like a natural hot spring. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna's Savage X Fenty New York Fashion Week Show Celebrated Women," 13 Sep. 2018 Most of the water flow in a hot spring occurs under the surface rather than being expelled in an eruption. Kevin Davenport, idahostatesman, "Yellowstone's magma chamber is more powerful than we knew. Here's why studying it matters.," 3 July 2018 Other hot springs in the volcanic country caught his interest as well. Jennifer Johnson,, "'High adventure' trip takes Park Ridge Boy Scout troop into the mountains and glaciers of Iceland," 3 July 2018 Banff Upper Hot Springs is located at the highest elevation (5,200 feet) of any operating hot spring in Canada. Jennifer Franklin, USA TODAY, "What to do and see at these iconic Canadian Rockies destinations," 16 Apr. 2018 Soak in hot springs in Calistoga, California Getty Images 16. Marie Claire, "20 Adventures To Have In Your Lifetime," 13 Aug. 2014 Hydrothermal vents are deep-sea hot springs at the bottom of the sea floor that form unique, chimney-like structures. National Geographic, "Smoking Ocean Vents Found in Surprisingly Shallow Water," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of hot spring

1572, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot spring was in 1572

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English Language Learners Definition of hot spring

: a place where hot water flows out of the ground

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a nest or breeding place

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