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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steaming, steamyadverb

    filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist

    "a steaming kettle"; "steamy towels"

  2. piping, steamingadverb

    (used of heat) extremely

    "the casserole was piping hot"


  1. steamingnoun

    The action of steam on something.

  2. steamingnoun

    The method of cooking by immersion in steam.

  3. steamingnoun

    A form of robbery in which a large gang moves swiftly and violently through a bus, train, etc.; see .

  4. steamingadjective

    Giving off steam

  5. steamingadjective

    Extremely drunk

  6. steamingadjective

    Very angry


  1. Steaming

    Steaming is a method of cooking using steam. This is often done with a food steamer, a kitchen appliance made specifically to cook food with steam, but food can also be steamed in a wok. In the American southwest, steam pits used for cooking have been found dating back about 5,000 years. Steaming is considered a healthy cooking technique that can be used for many kinds of foods. Because steaming can be achieved by heating less water or liquid, and because of the excellent thermodynamic heat transfer properties of steam, steaming can be as fast, or faster, than cooking in boiling water, as well as being more energy efficient.


  1. steaming

    Steaming is a method of cooking that involves heating food with steam, usually by using a steamer or a pot with a tight lid over boiling water. This method retains nutrients better than many other cooking techniques, and is often used for vegetables, seafood, and other delicate foods. It is also a healthy cooking method because it does not require any additional fat or oil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steaming

    of Steam


  1. Steaming

    Steaming is a method of cooking using steam. Steaming is considered a healthy cooking technique and capable of cooking almost all kinds of food.

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  1. mangiest

  2. misagent

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steaming in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steaming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of steaming in a Sentence

  1. Whitney Linsenmeyer:

    You can use a microwave steaming tray with water in the bottom, or simply add your vegetables and a small amount of water to a microwave-safe bowl and cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap, leaving one corner open to allow air to escape.

  2. Anthony Bourdain:

    I mean, I never had the highest opinion of him in the first place, but I guess he’s the last person in this life I should look to for principles, david Burke went in and took over [ the space Jose Andres had originally occupied ], and promptly tried to poach David Burke staff, I hear. This was after Jose Andres reached out and said Everyone welcome Jose Andres to Washington, don’t hold it against Jose Andres, just because I decided to pull out. So Burke’s a steaming loaf of sh --, as far as I ’m concerned, and feel free to quote me.

  3. John Kartsonas:

    Rarely you see such a potentially massive disruption, delays, a reduced active fleet supply, slow steaming and port congestion can push freight rates to decade highs, and beyond.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    If we learn how to eliminate the destructive upshots of matters and events, we can bounce back from misfortunes and spring back into shape. Grumbling and trailing on the ground are only a waste of time. ("Steaming ahead" )

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