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steam

noun [U]  us   /stim/
the hot gas that is produced when water boils Steam can be used to provide power: a steam engine

steam

verb [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.
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Translations of “steam”
in Arabic بُخار…
in Korean 김, 증기…
in Malaysian wap…
in French (à/de) vapeur…
in Turkish buhar, istim…
in Italian vapore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蒸汽,水蒸氣…
in Russian пар…
in Polish para…
in Vietnamese hơi nước, năng lượng hơi nước…
in Spanish vapor…
in Portuguese vapor…
in Thai ไอน้ำ, พลังไอน้ำ…
in German der Dampf, Dampf-……
in Catalan vapor…
in Japanese 蒸気, 湯気…
in Indonesian uap, tenaga uap…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蒸汽,水蒸气…
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