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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.]
1. very hot
2. informal angry
3. slang drunk
(Railways) informal robbery, esp of passengers in a railway carriage or bus, by a large gang of armed youths
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|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"|