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English definition of “steam”

steam

verb     /stiːm/
[I] to move by steam power : The train / ship steamed out of the station / harbour .Travelling [T] to cook food using steam: steamed vegetables Preparing food using heatPreparing food [T usually + adv/prep] to use steam to make something softer , especially glue so that something can be removed : Ross steamed open the envelope to see if it was a love letter .Unfastening and opening
(Definition of steam verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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