Meaning of “spa” in the English Dictionary

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"spa" in British English

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spanoun [ C ]

uk /spɑː/ 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 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.:

(Definition of “spa” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spa" in American English

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spanoun [ C ]

us /spɑ/

a place where people can stay to improve their appearance or health by eating well and exercising and sometimes also by drinking or bathing in water with natural substances in it

(Definition of “spa” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)