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spa

noun [C] uk   /spɑː/ us  
a town where water comes out of the ground and people come to drink it or lie in it because they think it will improve their health: Baden Baden in Germany and Bath in Britain are two of Europe's famous spa towns. spa water a place where people go in order to become more healthy, by doing exercises, eating special food, etc.: Two weeks in a luxury spa can be yours just for answering a few simple questions.
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