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steam

steam

 
 
pronunciation:
stim
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: water vapor formed by boiling.
We cooked the vegetables with steam.
definition 2: the white mist formed in the air when water vapor cools.
The bathroom was full of steam after my hot shower.
 
definition 3: (informal) energy; power.
Do you have the steam to climb this hill?
similar words:
energy, power
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: steamed, steaming, steams
definition 1: to give off or produce steam.
The tea kettle is steaming.
definition 2: to be coated by or covered with mist.
The windows steam up in cold, wet weather.
definition 3: to be in motion using or as if using steam power.
The train steamed up the mountain.
definition 4: to apply steam to in order to cook or clean.
He steamed the fish for five minutes.
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