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Definition of Steam


  1. The elastic, aeriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling points; water in the state of vapor.
  2. The mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; -- so called in popular usage.
  3. Any exhalation.
  4. To emit steam or vapor.
  5. To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor.
  6. To move or travel by the agency of steam.
  7. To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well.
  8. To exhale.
  9. To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing; as, to steam wood; to steamcloth; to steam food, etc.

Steam Quotations

I'm obsessed with cleanliness for myself, so I will take a bath three times a day, sometimes a steam twice a day in addition to that.
Simon Cowell

Looking out over the port of Dover, with the endless steam of boats coming in and out, every British citizen is reminded that belonging here has never been about blood or genes. It's simply about being at home on this discrete island and being aware of the privileges and responsibilities that brings.
Julian Baggini

Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.
John Mason Good

The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron.
Phyllis Diller

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
Ben Sweetland
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Steam Translations

steam in Danish is damp
steam in Dutch is stoom, wasem, damp
steam in German is dampfen, Dampf
steam in Italian is vapore
steam in Latin is fumo
steam in Portuguese is vapor
steam in Spanish is vapor
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