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steam British & World English

The vapour into which water is converted when heated, forming a white mist of minute water droplets in the air

steam English Thesaurus

steam gushed from the spout of the kettle

in steam British & World English

(Of a steam locomotive) ready for work, with steam in the boiler

steam age British & World English

The time when trains were drawn by steam locomotives

steam tug British & World English

A tug that is powered by steam

under steam British & World English

(Of a machine) being operated by steam

steam bath British & World English

A room that is filled with hot steam for the purpose of cleaning and refreshing the body and for relaxation

steam beer British & World English

An effervescent beer brewed chiefly in the western US

steam gauge British & World English

A pressure gauge attached to a steam boiler

steam heat British & World English

Heat produced by steam, especially by a central heating system in a building or on a train or ship that uses steam

steam iron British & World English

An electric iron that emits steam from holes in its flat surface, as an aid to ironing articles that are completely dry

steam organ British & World English

A fairground pipe organ that is driven by a steam engine and played by means of a keyboard or a system of punched cards

steam power British & World English

Power that is applied to an engine by the force of steam

steam table British & World English

(In a cafeteria or restaurant) a table with slots to hold food containers which are kept hot by steam circulating beneath them

steam-tight British & World English

Not allowing steam to pass through

steam train British & World English

A train that is powered by a steam engine

steam boiler British & World English

A container such as that in a steam engine in which water is boiled to generate steam

steam engine British & World English

An engine that uses the expansion or rapid condensation of steam to generate power

steam hammer British & World English

A large steam-powered hammer used in forging

steam jacket British & World English

A steam-filled casing that is fitted around a cylinder in order to heat its contents

steam shovel British & World English

An excavator that is powered by steam

steam turbine British & World English

A turbine in which a high-velocity jet of steam rotates a bladed disc or drum

get up steam British & World English

Generate enough pressure to drive a steam engine

let off steam British & World English

Get rid of pent-up energy or strong emotion

steam distillation British & World English

Distillation of a liquid in a current of steam, used especially to purify liquids that are not very volatile and are immiscible with water

steam up in steam British & World English

Become or cause something to become covered or misted over with steam

steam in in steam British & World English

Start or join a fight

full steam ahead British & World English

With as much speed or energy as possible

run out of steam British & World English

Lose impetus or enthusiasm

under one's own steam British & World English

(With reference to travel) without assistance from others

pick up speed British & World English

(Of a vehicle) go faster; accelerate

in steam in steam British & World English

(Of a steam locomotive) ready for work, with steam in the boiler

steam something up in steam British & World English

Become or cause something to become covered or misted over with steam

under steam in steam British & World English

(Of a machine) being operated by steam

have steam coming out of one's ears British & World English

Be extremely angry or irritated

pick up speed in speed British & World English

(Of a vehicle) go faster; accelerate

get up steam in steam British & World English

Generate enough pressure to drive a steam engine

let off steam in steam British & World English

Get rid of pent-up energy or strong emotion

steamboat British & World English

A boat that is propelled by a steam engine, especially (in the US) a paddle-wheel craft of a type used on rivers in the 19th century

steampunk British & World English

A genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology

steamroll British & World English

Another term for steamroller.

steamroller British & World English

A heavy, slow-moving vehicle with a roller, used to flatten the surfaces of roads during construction

steamship British & World English

A ship that is propelled by a steam engine

steam up in steam English Thesaurus

glass lenses are more likely to steam up than plastic

full steam ahead in full1 British & World English

With as much speed or energy as possible

run out of steam in steam British & World English

Lose impetus or enthusiasm


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