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steam

noun [U] uk   us   /stiːm/
B2 the hot gas that is produced when water boils: Steam rose from the simmering stew. steam turbines a steam engine/locomotive the age of steam (= the period when steam provided power for railways and factories) The pump is driven by steam.
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steam

verb uk   us   /stiːm/
[I] to move by steam power: The train/ship steamed out of the station/harbour. [T] to cook food using steam: steamed vegetables [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.
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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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