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American English: /stil/
British English: /stiːl/

Translation of steel in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (metal) nerves of steel
    nervios de acero
    he showed his steel
    demostró su temple
    (before noun) (girder/helmet)
    de acero
    the steel industry
    la industria siderúrgica
    steel maker or manufacturer
    fabricante (masculine or feminine) de acero
    Example sentences
    • This shining metal was not raw iron but hard steel, which bent the softer wrought-iron blades of the Gauls.
    • Adding carbon to iron to make steel does make it stronger and tougher, up to a point.
    • Carbon steel is an alloy of iron with small amounts of Mn, S, P, and Si. Alloy steels are carbon steels with other additives such as nickel, chromium, vanadium, etc.

reflexive verb

  • to steel oneself for something/to + infinitive
    armarse de valor para algo/para + infinitive
    he steeled himself for the injection/to phone her
    se armó de valor para la inyección/para llamarla
    she had steeled herself against his entreaties
    se había hecho fuerte para no ceder a sus súplicas
    Example sentences
    • It's all because I'm mentally steeling myself in preparation for next Monday.
    • Stiffening, his hand gravitating to his sword hilt, Ikeda steeled himself, preparing for any situation.
    • When that was confirmed I realised I had actually been steeling myself in preparation.
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