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English noun: steam

1. steam (substance) water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere


Broader (hypernym)vapor, vapour


Narrower (hyponym)live steam


English verb: steam

1. steam (motion) travel by means of steam power


SamplesThe ship steamed off into the Pacific.


Synonymssteamer


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Domain categorynavigation, pilotage, piloting

2. steam (weather) emit steam


SamplesThe rain forest was literally steaming.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, give off, give out

3. steam (motion) rise as vapor


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

4. steam (emotion) get very angry


SamplesHer indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)anger, see red

5. steam (contact) clean by means of steaming


SamplesSteam-clean the upholstered sofa.


Synonymssteam clean


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clean, make clean

6. steam (change) cook something by letting steam pass over it


SamplesJust steam the vegetables.


ExamplesThe chefs steam the vegetables


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cook


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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