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a. The vapor phase of water.
b. A mist of cooling water vapor.
a. Pressurized water vapor used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical power.
b. The power produced by a machine using pressurized water vapor: an engine at full steam.
c. Steam heating.
3. Power; energy: The fundraising effort ran out of steam.
v. steamed, steam·ing, steams
1. To produce or emit steam: The kettle is steaming. Let's make tea.
2. To become or rise up as steam: The rain steamed off the hot pavement.
3. To become misted or covered with steam: The bathroom mirror steamed over.
4. To move by means of steam power.
5. Informal To become very angry; fume.
1. To expose to steam, as in cooking.
2. To cover or mist with steam: The windows are steamed up.
3. Informal To make angry: His laziness really steams me.

[Middle English steme, from Old English stēam.]


(Cookery) cooked in steam
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.steamed - cooked in steam; "steamed clams"
cooked - having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
2.steamed - aroused to impatience or angersteamed - aroused to impatience or anger; "made an irritated gesture"; "feeling nettled from the constant teasing"; "peeved about being left out"; "felt really pissed at her snootiness"; "riled no end by his lies"; "roiled by the delay"
displeased - not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure
References in classic literature ?
We steamed down to the foot of the harbor and came to anchor.
But although the jug steamed forth a delicious perfume, its contents had not received that last happy touch which the surpassing finish of the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters imparted on such momentous occasions.
Then in the darkness before the dawn they had come about and steamed northward in close order with the idea of passing through the German battle-line and falling upon the flotilla that was making for New York in support of the German air-fleet.
And the Furst Bismarck, the Hermann, and the Germanicus steamed parallel to them and drew ahead of them, fighting heavily.
The American gunfire ceased, except for a few heroic shots, but they still steamed on, obstinately unsubdued, bloody, battered, and wrathfully resistant, spitting bullets at the airships and unmercifully pounded by the German ironclads.
However, he steamed in and out of his little back Dock according as he was wanted or not wanted in the Patriarchal presence, and business had gone on in its customary course.
He then steamed back to his Dock, put it carefully in order, took down his hat, looked round the Dock, said 'Good-bye
1 : to give off steam or vapor <The cocoa steamed fragrantly in the saucepan .