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"spa" in British English

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spanoun [C]

uk   us   /spɑː/
a ​town where ​water comes out of the ​ground and ​people come to ​drink it or ​lie in it because they ​think it will ​improvetheirhealth: 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, ​eatingspecialfood, etc.: The spa ​offersmassages and ​beautytreatments as well as ​exerciseclasses.
(Definition of spa from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spanoun [C]

 us   /spɑ/
a ​place where ​people can ​stay to ​improvetheirappearance or ​health by ​eating well and ​exercising and sometimes also by ​drinking or ​bathing in ​water with ​naturalsubstances in it
(Definition of spa from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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