hot spring


Definition of hot spring

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

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The park is home to 40-plus geothermal hot springs, which reach temperatures up to 143 degrees Fahrenheit. Jae Thomas, Marie Claire, "The Best National Parks for Every Kind of Vacation," 15 Aug. 2019 This year, the state experienced its hottest June on record, following its hottest spring on record. Tara Law, Time, "Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day," 5 July 2019 Balneotherapy, or the use of natural hot springs to ease muscle aches and mental stress, has been around since ancient times. Alex Schechter, National Geographic, "Here is the ultimate hot springs road trip in Colorado," 24 June 2019 One population, in central Japan’s Jigokudani Monkey Park, hangs out in 104-degree hot springs. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, "A Primer to Our Planet of Monkeys," 12 June 2019 Today, those same materials still exist, but only in harsh environments like hot springs. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian, "Here Are 12 Things You Might Miss in the Smithsonian’s New Fossil Hall," 7 June 2019 Stunning mountain scenery surrounds 17 lakes for fishing and boating, bike paths pass through fragrant pine forests, hiking trails skirt hot springs and waterfalls, and gondolas take riders to the top of its namesake summit. Katherine Rodeghier, Dallas News, "Discover Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite’s lesser-known neighbor," 16 July 2019 Yellowstone National Park is home to about 10,000 hydrothermal features, including hot springs, geysers and mud pots, the National Park Service says. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is approaching a record number of eruptions," 4 July 2019 This 388-mile hot springs route connects the Centennial State’s most beautiful and balmy bathing spots. Alex Schechter, National Geographic, "Here is the ultimate hot springs road trip in Colorado," 24 June 2019

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1572, in the meaning defined above

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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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