Meaning of “steam” in the English Dictionary

"steam" in British English

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steamnoun [ U ]

uk /stiːm/ us /stiːm/

steamverb

uk /stiːm/ us /stiːm/

(Definition of “steam” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"steam" in American English

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steamnoun [ U ]

us /stim/

the hot gas that is produced when water boils

Steam can be used to provide power:

a steam engine

steamverb [ I/T ]

us /stim/

to move by steam power:

[ I ] The ship steamed out of the harbor.

If food is steamed, it is cooked by steam.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definition of “steam” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)