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English definition of “steep”

steep

verb [I or T]     /stiːp/
to cause to stay in a liquid, especially in order to become soft or clean, or to improve flavour: Leave the cloth to steep in the dye overnight. We had pears steeped in red wine for dessert.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
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