Definition of steaming in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstiːmɪŋ/


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.
2British informal Extremely drunk: Jock was steaming after a particularly hospitable Hogmanay
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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.
3British informal Very angry.
Example sentences
  • I am fuming, steaming, spitting fire, yup I'm angry and it's not often I ‘do’ angry.


(as submodifier steaming hot)
Extremely hot: a steaming hot night
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with steaming

Deeming, scheming

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