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Spanish translation of “steam”


noun /stiːm/
a gas or vapour that rises from hot or boiling water or other liquid
Steam rose from the plate of soup / the wet earth in the hot sun a cloud of steam (also adjective) A sauna is a type of steam bath.
power or energy obtained from this
The machinery is driven by steam Diesel fuel replaced steam on the railways (also adjective) steam power, steam engines.
steam-driven / steam-powered machinery.
steamer noun a steamboat or steamship.
steamy adjective of, or full of, steam
the steamy atmosphere of the laundry.
steamboat nouns ( steamship) a ship driven by steam.
steam engine a moving engine for pulling a train, or a fixed engine, driven by steam.
steam roller a type of vehicle driven by steam, with wide and heavy wheels for flattening the surface of newly-made roads etc.
full steam ahead at the greatest speed possible.
get steamed up to get very upset or angry
She got really steamed up when she found that someone had taken her parking space.
get up steam to build up energy ready for effort.
let off steam to release or get rid of excess energy, emotion etc
The children were letting off steam by running about in the playground.
to release steam into the air.
run out of steam to lose energy, or become exhausted
He ran out of steam towards the end of the race.
steam up to (cause to) become covered with steam
The windows steamed up / became steamed up.
under one’s own steam by one’s own efforts, without help from others
John gave me a lift in his car, but Mary arrived under her own steam.
(Definition of steam from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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