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Definition of Steam

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

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

I put steam on the table by being an actor. That is how I live. The longer I live, the more expensive it becomes. So I do my work. And I can't be immensely picky. How many beautiful scripts come in one's lifetime? I have had more than anybody, practically.
Peter O'Toole

The Internet, like the steam engine, is a technological breakthrough that changed the world.
Peter Singer

When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality.
George William Russell

A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.
Charles Babbage
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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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