Spanish translation of “steam”
steam noun /stiːm/
› a gas or vapour that rises from hot or boiling water or other liquid
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
The machinery is driven by steam Diesel fuel replaced steam on the railways (also adjective) steam power, steam engines. steam- ›
steam-driven / steam-powered machinery. steamer noun › a steamboat or steamship.
steamy adjective › of, or full of, steam
the steamy atmosphere of the laundry. steamboat nouns ( steamship) › a ship driven by steam.
steam engine › a moving engine for pulling a train, or a fixed engine, driven by steam.
steam roller › a type of vehicle driven by steam, with wide and heavy wheels for flattening the surface of newly-made roads etc.
full steam ahead › at the greatest speed possible.
get steamed up › to get very upset or angry
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.
let off steam › to release or get rid of excess energy, emotion etc
The children were letting off steam by running about in the playground. › to release steam into the air.
run out of steam › to lose energy, or become exhausted
He ran out of steam towards the end of the race. steam up › to (cause to) become covered with steam
The windows steamed up / became steamed up. under one’s own steam › by one’s own efforts, without help from others
John gave me a lift in his car, but Mary arrived under her own steam.