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steam US English

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

steam US Thesaurus

steam from the kettle

in steam US English

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

steam age US English

The time when trains were drawn by steam locomotives

steam tug US English

A tug that is powered by steam

under steam US English

(Of a machine) being operated by steam

steam bath US English

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

steam beer US English

An effervescent beer brewed chiefly in the western US

steam gauge US English

A pressure gauge attached to a steam boiler

steam heat US 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 US English

An electric iron that emits steam from holes in its flat surface

steam organ US English

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

steam power US English

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

steam table US English

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

steam train US English

A train that is powered by a steam engine

steam boiler US English

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

steam engine US English

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

steam hammer US English

A large steam-powered hammer used in forging

steam jacket US English

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

steam shovel US English

An excavator that is powered by steam

steam turbine US English

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

pick up steam US English

Generate enough pressure to drive a steam engine

let off steam US English

(Of a person) get rid of pent-up energy or strong emotion

steam distillation US 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 US English

Become or cause to become covered or misted over with steam

steam in in steam US English

Start or join a fight

full steam ahead US English

Used to indicate that one should proceed with as much speed or energy as possible

run out of steam US English

Lose impetus or enthusiasm

under one's own steam US English

(With reference to travel) without assistance from others

pick up speed US English

(Of a vehicle) go faster; accelerate

in steam in steam US English

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

steam something up in steam US English

Become or cause to become covered or misted over with steam

under steam in steam US English

(Of a machine) being operated by steam

have steam coming out of one's ears US English

Be extremely angry or irritated

pick up speed in speed US English

(Of a vehicle) go faster; accelerate

pick up steam in steam US English

Generate enough pressure to drive a steam engine

let off steam in steam US English

(Of a person) get rid of pent-up energy or strong emotion

steamboat US English

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

steampunk US English

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

steamroll US English

Another term for steamroller.

steamroller US English

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

steamship US English

A ship that is propelled by a steam engine

steamtight US English

Not allowing steam to pass through

full steam ahead in full1 US English

Used to indicate that one should proceed with as much speed or energy as possible

run out of steam in steam US English

Lose impetus or enthusiasm


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