Definition of steaming in English:


Syllabification: steam·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈstēmiNG


  • 1Giving off steam: a basin of steaming water
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    • Place the wedges in a steaming basket over boiling water.
    • Kendall let out a slow sigh and turned to face Elma who had returned to her boiling kettle of water, lifting out steaming clothing with a thick stick.
    • Pouring water over a steaming engine that was in danger of spurting boiling jets of vapor with the wrong timing of a pour.
  • 2 informal Very angry.
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    • I am fuming, steaming, spitting fire, yup I'm angry and it's not often I ‘do’ angry.
  • 3British informal Extremely drunk.
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    • She said she could not remember what she had done because she was ‘blind steaming drunk’.
    • The other four girls seemed nice, all of them were steaming drunk - as was I and all were glad they'd worn thongs.


(as submodifier steaming hot) Back to top  
  • Extremely hot.
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    • The main criteria for late-night takeout is that it be spicy hot and steaming hot.
    • A sharp knock in the morning and steaming hot tea would wake us up to another glorious day - the sun emerging from behind mist wreathed hills.
    • He thinks, too, of pumpkin pie and fresh harvested honey and steaming hot cocoa.

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