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English definition of “steam”

steam

verb     /stiːm/
[I] to move by steam power: The train/ship steamed out of the station/harbour.Travelling [T] to cook food using steam: steamed vegetablesPreparing food using heatPreparing food [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.Unfastening and opening
(Definition of steam verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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