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steam meaning

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  • Noun: steam  steem
    1. Water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere 
    2. Enough activity to continue going; capacity for further growth
      "the campaign is gaining steam"
      - momentum
    Verb: steam  steem
    1. Travel by means of steam power
      "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
      - steamer 
    2. Emit steam
      "The rain forest was literally steaming" 
    3. Rise as vapour 
    4. Get very angry
      "her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man" 
    5. Clean by means of steaming
      "steam-clean the upholstered sofa"
      - steam clean 
    6. Cook something by letting steam pass over it
      "just steam the vegetables"

    Derived forms: steams, steamed, steaming

    See also: steamer

    Type of: anger, arise, clean, come up, cook, emit, give off, give out, go, go up, lift, locomote, make clean, move, move up, rise, see red, travel, uprise, vapor [US], vapour [Brit, Cdn]

    Encyclopedia: Steam


  • [American slang]
    1. tr. to anger someone.
    • She steamed him by being two hours late.
    • The prof steamed the class with the long assignment.

Examples
  • steam was injected into the pan for 45 minutes.
  • They kept up a good head of steam.
  • You're not getting up much of a head of steam.
  • The fierce heat turned the water into steam.
  • In the machine, the steam vibrates and sings.
  • steam has fogged the bathroom mirror.
  • This machine is driven by steam.
  • The piston moves by steam pressure.
  • A thin cloud of steam was rising from the spout.
  • steam condenses into drops of water.
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