Definition of steamed in English:

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Pronunciation: /stēmd/


1Having been cooked by steaming: a cornucopia of steamed dumplings
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  • Li says that shrimp dumplings, steamed meat dumplings, barbecued pork buns, and spring rolls are the four essential items of a dim sum meal and they must be eaten steaming hot.
  • Blend broccoli with tomato purée, salt, pepper, chilly powder and sugar for an unusual sauce that tastes particularly good with steamed rice, baked potatoes or pasta.
  • The Thai food came with steamed rice and a small jug of nam pla prik if the diner wants to ‘spice it up’ even more.
2 [predicative] informal, chiefly North American Extremely angry: you’re simply steamed about some editor’s bad treatment of you
2.1British informal Extremely drunk: we went out and got steamed
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