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Steam meaning

steam - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. clean by means of steaming; " steam- clean the upholstered sofa"
  2. 2. The elastic, aeriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling points; water in the state of vapor.
  3. 3. The mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; -- so called in popular usage.
  4. 4. Any exhalation.
  5. 5. To emit steam or vapor.
  6. 6. To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor.
  7. 7. To move or travel by the agency of steam.
  8. 8. To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well.
  9. 9. To exhale.
  10. 10. To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing; as, to steam wood; to steamcloth; to steam food, etc.
  11. 11. To rise in vapor; throw off vapor; move by steam.
  12. 12. Vapor of boiling water; any exhalation.

steam - examples of usage

  1. They get the steam up as early as possible in the morning, and continue as late as they can at night. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Somebody says 'A' be coming, ' and the young farmer walks out to watch the white steam now just visible far away over the trees. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. He bought very little machinery, nothing but what was absolutely necessary- no expensive steam- plough. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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