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Spa, commune (1991 pop. 10,140), Liège prov., E Belgium, in the Ardennes. Its therapeutic mineral springs and baths, frequented since the 16th cent., made it an internationally fashionable watering place. Its name became so well known that the word spa is used to designate any health resort. The town had its ultimate vogue in the 18th and 19th cent. At the Spa Conference (1920) the Allies accepted a German plan for the payment of war reparations.

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spa / spä/ • n. a mineral spring considered to have health-giving properties. ∎  a place or resort with such a spring. ∎  a commercial establishment offering health and beauty treatment through such means as steam baths, exercise equipment, and massage. ∎  a bath or small pool containing hot aerated water.

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spa medicinal spring or well XVII; locality possessing this XVIII. f. name Spa of a watering-place in Belgium noted for its curative mineral springs
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SpA

SpA (Italy) società per azioni (public limited company; plc)

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SPA

SPA (USA) Society for Personnel Administration

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