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English definition of “steel”

steel

noun [U]  /stil/ us  

steel noun [U] (METAL)

a strong metal that is made by processing iron to remove some of the carbon: steel doors/girders the steel industry

steel

verb [T]  /stil/ us  

steel verb [T] (PREPARE)

to prepare yourself to be able to do something unpleasant or difficult: She steeled herself to face her accusers.
(Definition of steel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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