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steam

 (stēm)
n.
1.
a. The vapor phase of water.
b. A mist of cooling water vapor.
2.
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
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
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.]

steaming

(ˈstiːmɪŋ)
adj
1. very hot
2. informal angry
3. slang drunk
n
(Railways) informal robbery, esp of passengers in a railway carriage or bus, by a large gang of armed youths
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.steaming - filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist; "a steaming kettle"; "steamy towels"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
Adv.1.steaming - (used of heat) extremely; "the casserole was piping hot"
Translations
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steaming

[ˈstiːmɪŋ] ADJ
1. [kettle, plate] → humeante
2. (= angry) → negro, furioso
3. (Scot) (= drunk) → mamado

steaming

adj (inf)
(= angry) person, letterwütend
(Scot, = drunk) → voll (inf), → breit (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Well, Ned, it isn't exactly like going up in an airship," and Tom Swift who was gazing over the rail down into the deep blue water of the Caribbean Sea, over which their vessel was then steaming, looked at his chum beside him.
Their clothes and boots were steaming, and they both looked exhausted.
Turning, she thrust her face, steaming and wet, into the bend of her arm, and she went on crying there, not caring any longer to dry her face, her eyes, her arms.
It was a sweltering day in July, and the place ran with steaming hot blood--one waded in it on the floor.
Mary took the kettle to the well, and soon reappearing, placed it over the stove, where it was soon purring and steaming, a sort of censer of hospitality and good cheer.
Dotted or plain Swiss muslin was the favorite garb, though there were those who were steaming in white cashmere or alpaca, because in some cases such frocks were thought more useful afterwards.
The sparkling points of it glistened brightly on the shaggy coats of Brutus and Cassius, as they idled about the yard, waiting, with steaming mouths and slowly wagging tails, to see the cart drive off.
There was a steaming mist in all the hollows, and it had roamed in its forlornness up the hill, like an evil spirit, seeking rest and finding none.
The manner in which he struggled through these inarticulate sentences, and, whenever he found himself getting near the name of Heep, fought his way on to it, dashed at it in a fainting state, and brought it out with a vehemence little less than marvellous, was frightful; but now, when he sank into a chair, steaming, and looked at us, with every possible colour in his face that had no business there, and an endless procession of lumps following one another in hot haste up his throat, whence they seemed to shoot into his forehead, he had the appearance of being in the last extremity.
The cattle came upon me with like suddenness, staring out of their eyes, and steaming out of their nostrils, "Holloa, young thief
Whereupon cards followed, with aunt Kimble's annual failure to follow suit, and uncle Kimble's irascibility concerning the odd trick which was rarely explicable to him, when it was not on his side, without a general visitation of tricks to see that they were formed on sound principles: the whole being accompanied by a strong steaming odour of spirits-and-water.
Ye Mists and Exhalations that now rise From Hill or steaming Lake, duskie or grey, Till the Sun paint your fleecie skirts with Gold, In honour to the Worlds great Author rise, Whether to deck with Clouds the uncolourd skie, Or wet the thirstie Earth with falling showers, Rising or falling still advance his praise.