Definitions for STEAMstim

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steam(verb)

    water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere

  2. steamer, steam(verb)

    travel by means of steam power

    "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"

  3. steam(verb)

    emit steam

    "The rain forest was literally steaming"

  4. steam(verb)

    rise as vapor

  5. steam(verb)

    get very angry

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

  6. steam, steam clean(verb)

    clean by means of steaming

    "steam-clean the upholstered sofa"

  7. steam(verb)

    cook something by letting steam pass over it

    "just steam the vegetables"


  1. steam(Noun)

    The vapor formed when water changes from liquid phase to gas phase.

  2. steam(Noun)

    Pressurized water vapour used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical energy.

  3. steam(Noun)

    Internal energy for motive power.

    After three weeks in bed he was finally able to sit up under his own steam.

  4. steam(Noun)

    Pent-up anger.

    Dad had to go outside to blow off some steam.

  5. steam(Noun)

    A steam-powered vehicle.

  6. steam(Noun)

    Travel by means of a steam-powered vehicle

  7. steam(Verb)

    To cook with steam

  8. steam(Verb)

    To produce or vent steam.

  9. steam(Verb)

    To become angry; to fume; to be incensed.

  10. steam(Verb)

    To make angry.

    It really steams me to see her treat him like that.

  11. steam(Verb)

    To be covered with condensed water vapor.

    With all the heavy breathing going on the windows were quickly steamed in the car.

  12. steam(Verb)

    To travel by means of steam power.

    We steamed around the Mediterranean.

  13. steam(Verb)

    To move with great or excessive purposefulness.

    If he heard of anyone picking the fruit he would steam off and lecture them.

  14. steam(Adjective)

    Old-fashioned; from before the digital age.

  15. Origin: staumaz, compare also Dutch stoom. Probably cognate with Albanian tështimë, pështym, both related to tym.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steam(noun)

    the elastic, aeriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling points; water in the state of vapor

  2. Steam(noun)

    the mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; -- so called in popular usage

  3. Steam(noun)

    any exhalation

  4. Steam(verb)

    to emit steam or vapor

  5. Steam(verb)

    to rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor

  6. Steam(verb)

    to move or travel by the agency of steam

  7. Steam(verb)

    to generate steam; as, the boiler steams well

  8. Steam(verb)

    to exhale

  9. Steam(verb)

    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

  10. Origin: [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. stem vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty`ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.]


  1. Steam

    Steam is the technical term for water vapor, the gaseous phase of water, which is formed when water boils. Water vapor cannot be seen, though in common language it is often used to refer to the visible mist of water droplets formed as this water vapor condenses in the presence of cooler air. Strictly speaking, in terms of the chemistry and physics, true steam is invisible. At lower pressures, such as in the upper atmosphere or at the top of high mountains water boils at a lower temperature than the nominal 100 °C at standard temperature and pressure. If heated further it becomes superheated steam. The enthalpy of vaporization is the energy required to turn water into the gaseous form when it increases in volume by 1,600 times at standard temperature and pressure; this change in volume can be converted into mechanical work by steam engines and steam turbines. Steam engines played a central role to the Industrial Revolution and modern steam turbines are used to generate electricity. If liquid water comes in contact with a very hot substance it can create a steam explosion. Steam explosions have been responsible for many foundry accidents, and may also have been responsible for much of the damage to the plant in the Chernobyl accident.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Steam

    Water in its gaseous state. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'STEAM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3472

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'STEAM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3989

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'STEAM' in Nouns Frequency: #1437

Anagrams for STEAM »

  1. AEMTs, mates, meats, satem, Satem, tames, teams

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Raymond Yeung:

    There are signs the growth momentum is starting to lose steam.

  2. John Mason Good:

    Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.

  3. Michael Manga:

    There are all kinds of pathways and cracks, all kinds of places where steam can accumulate.

  4. Holly Phillips:

    The steam helps open stuffed-up nasal passages, and the salty broth can soothe a sore throat.

  5. Ellis Phifer:

    We've been in somewhat of a down cycle in economic numbers, and they are starting to gather a little bit of steam.

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