Translation of "steam" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

steam

noun [ U ] uk /stiːm/ us /stiːm/

B2 the hot gas that is produced when water boils

蒸汽,水蒸气
Steam rose from the simmering stew. 炖着的肉咕嘟咕嘟冒着热气。
steam turbines 蒸汽涡轮机
a steam engine/locomotive 蒸汽发动机/机车
the age of steam (= the period when steam provided power for railways and factories) 蒸汽时代
The pump is driven by steam. 这个泵是由蒸汽驱动的。
verb uk /stiːm/ us /stiːm/

[ I ] to move by steam power

依靠蒸汽动力行驶
The train/ship steamed out of the station/harbour. 火车/汽船喷着蒸汽驶出了车站/港口。

[ T ] to cook food using steam

蒸(食物)
steamed vegetables 蒸蔬菜

[ T usually + adv/prep ] to use steam to make something softer, especially glue so that something can be removed

用蒸汽软化(尤指胶水)
Ross steamed open the envelope to see if it was a love letter. 罗斯用蒸汽软化胶水打开信封,想看看是不是情书。

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(Translation of “steam” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)