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steamnoun [U]

us   /stim/
the hot gas that is produced when water boils
Steam can be used to provide power: a steam engine

steamverb [I/T]

us   /stim/
to move by steam power: [I] The ship steamed out of the harbor.
If food is steamed, it is cooked by steam.
Phrasal verbs
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steamnoun [U]

uk   /stiːm/ 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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steamverb

uk   /stiːm/ us   /stiːm/
(Definition of steam from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “steam”
in Korean 김, 증기…
in Arabic بُخار…
in Malaysian wap…
in French (à/de) vapeur…
in Russian пар…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蒸汽,水蒸氣…
in Italian vapore…
in Turkish buhar, istim…
in Polish para…
in Spanish vapor…
in Vietnamese hơi nước, năng lượng hơi nước…
in Portuguese vapor…
in Thai ไอน้ำ, พลังไอน้ำ…
in German der Dampf, Dampf-……
in Catalan vapor…
in Japanese 蒸気, 湯気…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蒸汽,水蒸气…
in Indonesian uap, tenaga uap…
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