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Definition of "steam" []

  • The vapor phase of water. (noun)
  • A mist of cooling water vapor. (noun)
  • Pressurized water vapor used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical power. (noun)
  • The power produced by a machine using pressurized water vapor. (noun)
  • Steam heating. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "steam" in a sentence
  • "The percentage by weight of steam in a mixture of steam and water is called the _quality of the steam_."
  • "So, this is what we called steam fog, which is developed across the area, really kind of an eerie sight to wake up and see that kind of hovering over the ocean."
  • "Now they had made a thing which they called a steam-ram, an iron-covered boat, like unto a serpent, even like unto the evil beast which crawleth upon its belly, eating dirt, as do many of those who made it."