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steel

noun [U]  us   /stil/

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]  us   /stil/

steel verb [T] (PREPARE)

to prepare yourself to be able to do something unpleasant or difficult: She steeled herself to face her accusers.
Translations of “steel”
in Arabic فولاذ, صُلْب…
in Korean 강철…
in Malaysian keluli…
in French (d’)acier…
in Turkish çelik…
in Italian acciaio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋼…
in Russian сталь…
in Polish stal…
in Vietnamese thép…
in Spanish acero…
in Portuguese aço…
in Thai เหล็ก…
in German der Stahl, Stahl-……
in Catalan acer…
in Japanese 鋼鉄, 鋼(はがね)…
in Indonesian baja…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钢…
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