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English

Steam rising from the street grates. (1, 2)

Etymology

From Old English stēam

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
steam

Plural
-

steam (-)
  1. The vapor formed when water changes from liquid phase to gas phase.
  2. Pressurized water vapour used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical energy.
  3. (figuratively) Energy; power.
    After three weeks in bed he was finally able to sit up under his own steam.

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Verb

Infinitive
to steam

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to steam (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (cooking, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cook with steam
  2. (intransitive) To become angry; to fume; to be incensed.
  3. (intransitive) To produce or vent steam.
  4. (intransitive) To be covered with condensed water vapor.
    With all the heavy breathing going on the windows were quickly steamed in the car.
  5. (intransitive) To travel by means of steam power.
    We steamed around the Mediterranean.
  6. (figuratively or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To move with great or excessive purposefulness.
    If he heard of anyone picking the fruit he would steam off and lecture them.

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Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *staumaz, compare also Dutch stoom

Noun

stēam m

  1. steam

West Frisian

Noun

steam c.

  1. steam

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