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Noun: steam  steem
  1. Water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  2. Enough activity to continue going; capacity for further growth
    "the campaign is gaining steam";
    - momentum
  3. (figurative) pent-up anger
    "he went outside to blow off some steam"
Verb: steam  steem
  1. Cook something by letting steam pass over it
    "just steam the vegetables"
  2. Emit steam
    "The rain forest was literally steaming"
  3. Rise as vapour
  4. [informal] Get very agitated or angry
    "her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man"
  5. Clean by means of steaming
    "steam-clean the upholstered sofa";
    - steam clean
  6. Travel by means of steam power
    "The ship steamed off into the Pacific";
    - steamer
Adjective: steam  steem
  1. Traditional, dated or old-fashioned; not digital or electronic
    "Many private aircraft owners are combining steam and glass gauges to get the best of both"

Derived forms: steams, steamed, steaming

Type of: anger, arise, clean, come up, cook, emit, give off, give out, go, go up, lift, locomote, make clean, move, move up, rise, see red [informal], travel, uprise, vapor [US], vapour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Steam, Victor