Definition of plunge pool in English:

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plunge pool

Pronunciation: /ˈplənj ˌpo͞ol/


1A deep basin excavated at the foot of a waterfall by the action of the falling water.
Example sentences
  • It reminded Callan of a booming waterfall as it crashes into the plunge pool below.
  • For almost two decades, the Tarahumara frog has been absent from the southern Arizona canyons and deep plunge pools to which it had adapted over millennia.
  • Spectacular waterfalls tumble into convenient plunge pools for the refreshment of weary walkers.
2chiefly British A small, deep swimming pool, typically one filled with cold water and used to refresh or invigorate the body after a sauna.
Example sentences
  • The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor plunge pool, and there's also a small fitness centre with a sauna and steam bath, and services on offer range from massage and aromatherapy to hairdressing.
  • What's more, as I took my walk of shame, naked women started leaping from saunas into icy plunge pools.
  • It all adds up to a spa experience involving several steam rooms, saunas, plunge pools and foot baths, plus a range of innovative treatments.

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Syllabification: plunge pool

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