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  1. steamverb

    To be covered with condensed water vapor.

    With all the heavy breathing going on the windows were quickly steamed in the car.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. steamverb

    water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere

  2. steamer, steamverb

    travel by means of steam power

    "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"

    steamer, steam clean

  3. steamverb

    emit steam

    "The rain forest was literally steaming"

    steamer, steam clean

  4. steamverb

    rise as vapor

    steamer, steam clean

  5. steamverb

    get very angry

    "her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man"

    steamer, steam clean

  6. steam, steam cleanverb

    clean by means of steaming

    "steam-clean the upholstered sofa"

    steamer, steam clean

  7. steamverb

    cook something by letting steam pass over it

    "just steam the vegetables"

    steamer, steam clean

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. steamnoun

    vapor (especially of water)

  2. steamnoun

    mist, fume, reek, smoke, exhalation, effluvium

  3. steamverb

    emit vapor

  4. steamverb

    evaporate, pass off in vapor

  5. steamverb

    navigate (by means of steam), plough the deep, plough the waves

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. steamnoun

    vapor, reek, fume, emanation, effluvium, exhalation, stufa

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  1. Philip Van Deusen:

    (The cost cuts give) them a little room to play the 'wait-and-see' game to see if these North American markets actually can gather some steam.

  2. Ellis Phifer:

    We've been in somewhat of a down cycle in economic numbers, and they are starting to gather a little bit of steam.

  3. Michael Jones:

    Japan's energy market is entering a new phase.... Utilities are having to become more cost competitive. Running old steam turbine gas and oil units no longer makes sense.

  4. Mick Cooper:

    There's a head of steam building up for the divestment of the consumer business, it now has the mass and the reach to be a standalone group, and there are next to no synergies with the rest of the pharmaceutical business.

  5. Major Scott Champagne:

    It was huge, any homicide investigator will tell you that one of the first things is knowing your victim, understanding the victim. In a majority of homicide investigations, the victim had known their assailant. It’s not unusual. So for us to be able to finally identify the victim months later allowed us to get the ball rolling on the investigation. We went full steam ahead at that point.

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