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steam water vapor, esp. that formed by boiling. [11 definitions]
steamboat a boat that operates on steam power.
steam engine an engine in which pressurized steam supplies mechanical energy, usu. by moving a piston in a closed cylinder.
steamer a ship or large boat that operates on steam power; steamship. [3 definitions]
steam fitter a mechanic who installs and repairs boilers, pipes, and the like in steam-pressure systems.
steam heat heat obtained by the circulation of steam in a closed system of pipes and radiators.
steam iron an electric iron that holds and heats water which is emitted in jets of steam onto the cloth being pressed.
steamroller a vehicle with a massive roller, used esp. in road construction for smoothing, crushing, and the like. [5 definitions]
steamship a large steam-powered ship; steamer.
steam shovel a large steam-powered machine for digging and excavating.
steam table a table or counter for keeping food hot, that is fitted with a variety of containers for food and heated from underneath by hot water or steam.
steamy of or like steam. [3 definitions]
steapsin an enzyme in the pancreatic juice that facilitates the hydrolysis of fats into fatty acids and glycerol.
stearic acid a colorless, odorless, waxlike fatty acid, occurring in many animal and vegetable fats, that is used in making candles, soaps, and cosmetics.
stearin a colorless, odorless, tasteless ester found in most animal and vegetable fats that is used in the manufacture of soaps, adhesives, textile sizes, and the like.
steatite a kind of talc with many commercial uses; soapstone.
stedfast variant of steadfast.
steed in literary usage, a horse used for riding, esp. a well-built and lively one.
steel a hard, strong metal alloy composed of iron and carbon, and used for making machines, tools, knives, and the like. [7 definitions]
steel band a musical group, of a type originating in Trinidad, whose instruments are chiefly steel oil drums cut to varying heights.
steel blue a metallic blue-gray color.