There are 2 translations of steam in Spanish:

steam1

Pronunciation: /stiːm/

n

u
  • vapor (m) the engine is driven by steam el motor funciona a vapor full steam ahead! ¡a todo vapor! his work is going full steam ahead su trabajo va viento en popa to get up steam [person/worker] ponerse* en movimiento (lit) [engine/driver] dar* presión to let off o blow off steam desahogarse*, dar* rienda suelta a su ( or mi etc) indignación ( or energía etc) to run out of steam [person/project] perder* ímpetu under one's own steam por sus ( or mis etc) propios medios (before n) [boiler/locomotive/turbine] de or a vapor steam bath baño (m) turco, baño (m) de vapor steam heat calor (m) (producido) por vapor steam iron plancha (f) de vapor
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    • Murrays' Mills in Ancoats are 200 years old and were among the first buildings in the world to use steam to power machines.
    • With the arrival of steam as a power source, doctors could treat hysteria in the office using new devices developed for this purpose.
    • They can be cut and burnt to produce steam to power turbines.
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    • For generations, its very name has conjured up the glory days of Britain's railways when steam was king and every town had a station.

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adj
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There are 2 translations of steam in Spanish:

steam2

vt

  • 1.1 [Culin] [vegetables/rice] cocinar or cocer* al vapor; [pudding] cocinar or cocer* al baño (de) María
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    • Remove the plastic wrap and steam the bread until cooked.
    • Place the dumplings on the prepared steaming rack and steam the dumplings until the skins are soft, about 15 minutes.
    • Just brown the pasta in oil first, add broth and cook until the pasta is tender, then steam some seafood quickly on top.
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    • There is not a human being in sight but food still steams on a cooker inviting the hungry parents with its aromas.
    • With the flavours intensifying as the food simultaneously steams and roasts, and no juices lost or boiled away, the end result is bags of flavour (sorry).
    • Yellow rice wine, pork meat steamed on lotus leaves, eight ingredients cake and zongzi are the specialities of Xitang and you can taste them in all the restaurants in the town.
    1.2 (apply steam to) (+ adj or adv compl) to steam a letter open abrir* una carta con vapor he steamed the stamps/the label off despegó los sellos/la etiqueta con vapor
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    • You can get to know them even better if you steam the letters open first.
    • He went to the kitchen and boiled water, then took the letter and steamed the envelope open so as not to damage it.
    • Carefully, in case she found that she needed to reseal it, she steamed the envelope open and peeled away the fold.

vi

  • 1 (give off steam) echar vapor; [hot food] humear
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    • As I type, an angry thunderstorm is rolling across the skies and the rain is lashing down onto the scorched pavements; now gently steaming.
    • As my train arrived, the monsoon abruptly stopped, the sun came out, leaving me gently steaming on platform five at Reading.
    • You'll get delicate, herb-infused fish steamed gently in their own juices.
  • 2 (+ adv compl) 2.1 (move under steam power) the train steamed into the station el tren entró en la estación echando vapor 2.2 (move quickly) [colloquial/familiar] I was steaming along on my bike iba volando or a toda velocidad en la bici our class is steaming ahead nuestra clase avanza a todo vapor or a toda máquina
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    • Moves are steaming ahead to honour an Atherton-born boffin whose vision of a high speed hovertrain was dismissed.
    • It is an approach that gains steam as the movie moves forward and gives the film's climax a powerful sense of the inevitable.
    • But having been here for a considerable length of time, it has struck me that as Shanghai steams ahead in the new millennium, it still remains inextricably linked with its near-forgotten past.

Phrasal verbs

steam over

steam up 1

steam up

v + adv [window/glass] empañarse 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [window/glass] empañar to be/get steamed up about sth people are getting steamed up about the issue se están caldeando los ánimos al respecto she was all steamed up about his critical remarks estaba indignada por sus críticas

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.