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Definition 1: water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere - [noun denoting substance]

(steam is a kind of ...) a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance

(... is a kind of steam ) steam coming from a boiler at full pressure

Definition 2: cook something by letting steam pass over it - [verb of change]

Samples where steam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • just steam the vegetables

(steam is a kind of ...) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

"These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

(steam belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 3: clean by means of steaming - [verb of contact]

Samples where steam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • steam-clean the upholstered sofa

Synonyms for steam in the sense of this definition

(steam is a kind of ...) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

"Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

Definition 4: get very angry - [verb of emotion]

Samples where steam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man

(steam is a kind of ...) become angry

"He angers easily"

Definition 5: rise as vapor - [verb of motion]

(steam is a kind of ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

Definition 6: travel by means of steam power - [verb of motion]

Samples where steam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship steamed off into the Pacific

Synonyms for steam in the sense of this definition

(steam is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(steam belongs to category ...) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

Definition 7: emit steam - [verb of weather]

Samples where steam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The rain forest was literally steaming

(steam is a kind of ...) give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

"The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"

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