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steam

steam

 
 
pronunciation:
stim
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb, adjective
phrases:
let off steam, blow off steam
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: water vapor, esp. that formed by boiling.
definition 2: the white mist formed in the air when water vapor condenses, esp. by cooling.
 
definition 3: any visible mist, as from a smokestack.
definition 4: (informal) ability to do work; power.
Do you have the steam to climb the hill?
similar words:
energy, power
phrase: let off steam
phrase: blow off steam
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: steamed, steaming, steams
definition 1: to release or produce steam.
definition 2: to come to have a coating of condensed vapor (often fol. by up).
The windows steam up in cold, humid weather.
definition 3: to be in motion using or as if using steam power.
The train steamed up the mountain.
definition 4: (informal) to feel or express anger.
similar words:
anger, broil, fume
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to apply steam to, esp. to cook or clean.
He steamed the fish for five minutes.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or driven by steam.
a steam locomotive
definition 2: conveying or containing steam.
a steam pipe
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