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steam

noun [U] uk   /stiːm/ us  
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   /stiːm/ us  
[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 Korean 김, 증기…
in Arabic بُخار…
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 Spanish vapor…
in Portuguese vapor…
in German der Dampf, Dampf-……
in Catalan vapor…
in Japanese 蒸気, 湯気…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蒸汽,水蒸气…
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