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Spanish translation of “steam”

steam

noun /stiːm/
a gas or vapour/vapor that rises from hot or boiling water or other liquid
vapor
Steam rose from the plate of soup / the wet earth in the hot sun a cloud of steam (also adjective) A sauna is a type of steam bath.
power or energy obtained from this
vapor
The machinery is driven by steam Diesel fuel replaced steam on the railways (also adjective) steam power, steam engines.
steam- prefix
a vapor
steam-driven / steam-powered machinery.
steamer noun a steamboat or steamship.
barco de vapor
steamy adjective (comparative steamier, superlative steamiest) of, or full of, steam
lleno de vapor
the steamy atmosphere of the laundry.
steamboat nouns ( steamship) a ship driven by steam.
barco de vapor
steam engine noun a moving engine for pulling a train, or a fixed engine, driven by steam.
motor a vapor
steam roller noun a type of vehicle driven by steam, with wide and heavy wheels for flattening the surface of newly-made roads etc.
apisonadora
full steam ahead at the greatest speed possible.
a maxima velocidad
get steamed up to get very upset or angry
echar humo ( enfadado)
She got really steamed up when she found that someone had taken her parking space.
get up steam to build up energy ready for effort.
unir fuerzas
let off steam to release or get rid of excess energy, emotion etc
liberar estrés
The children were letting off steam by running about in the playground.
to release steam into the air.
liberar vapor
run out of steam to lose energy, or become exhausted
quedarse sin energía
He ran out of steam towards the end of the race.
steam up phrasal verb to (cause to) become covered with steam
cubierto de vapor
The windows steamed up / became steamed up.
under one’s own steam by one’s own efforts, without help from others
por su cuenta; por sí mismo
John gave me a lift in his car, but Mary arrived under her own steam.
(Definition of steam from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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