1A mineral spring considered to have health-giving properties.
- Karlovy Vary is a spa town famous for its mineral waters and their medicinal qualities.
- Restoration hopes for a spa town's premier listed building are sinking following claims that it is likely to miss out on vital funding from the Government's regeneration agency.
- Head into the wooded foothills to Badenweiler, a spa town with that mix of classical gentility, raffishness and effusive horticulture that marks the better thermal spots.
1.1A place or resort with a mineral spring.
- Some of the most rapidly growing towns in the mid-nineteenth century were the very antithesis of industrial centres: these were the seaside resorts, fashionable spas, and tourist attractions, such as Rome.
- Many of the hostages, especially children, were sent to Black Sea spas and resorts with their families.
- Velingrad is a well-known spa and climatic resort in south Bulgaria.
1.2A commercial establishment offering health and beauty treatment through such means as steam baths, exercise equipment, and massage.
- Many health clubs, sports centres, beauty clinics, complementary therapy centres and health spas now offer aromatherapy massage.
- A tepidarium, rapid tanning room, hairdressing salon, spa and beauty treatment rooms complete the picture.
- High end beauty spas and massage places are getting coach loads of visitors every day and karaoke bars are doing a roaring trade.
1.3A bath or small pool containing hot aerated water.
- The largest of the four bedrooms has a wide bay window, mirrored wardrobes and an en suite bathroom complete with a Jacuzzi spa bath.
- Hope and Karen were reclining recently in the spa pool at the gym, relaxing in the warm water, an environment conducive to making sudden leaps of insight.
- He was hoisted into a spa bath with the jets turned on and bubble bath added to five inches of water.
Early 17th century: from Spa.
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