Associations to the word «Steam»


STEAM, noun. The vapor formed when water changes from liquid phase to gas phase.
STEAM, noun. Pressurized water vapour used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical energy.
STEAM, noun. (figuratively) Internal energy for motive power.
STEAM, noun. (figuratively) Pent-up anger.
STEAM, noun. A steam-powered vehicle.
STEAM, noun. Travel by means of a steam-powered vehicle.
STEAM, noun. (obsolete) Any exhalation.
STEAM, verb. (cooking) (transitive) To cook with steam.
STEAM, verb. (transitive) To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing.
STEAM, verb. (intransitive) To produce or vent steam.
STEAM, verb. (intransitive) To rise in vapour; to issue, or pass off, as vapour.
STEAM, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To become angry; to fume; to be incensed.
STEAM, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To make angry.
STEAM, verb. (intransitive) To be covered with condensed water vapor.
STEAM, verb. (intransitive) To travel by means of steam power.
STEAM, verb. (figuratively or literally) To move with great or excessive purposefulness.
STEAM, verb. (obsolete) To exhale.
STEAM, adjective. Old-fashioned; from before the digital age.
STEAM ACCUMULATOR, noun. A kind of energy storage device, consisting of an insulated pressure tank containing hot water and steam under pressure.
STEAM ACCUMULATORS, noun. Plural of steam accumulator
STEAM BATH, noun. A room or building filled with steam, in which people sit and sweat.
STEAM BATH, noun. The act of bathing by exposure to steam.
STEAM BATHS, noun. Plural of steam bath
STEAM BOILER, noun. A boiler that is designed to produce and withstand the pressure of steam at 300psi (2070kPa) or less.
STEAM BOILERS, noun. Plural of steam boiler
STEAM COAL, noun. A coal which has a grade between bituminous coal and anthracite, and which was once widely used as a fuel for steam locomotives.
STEAM CONDENSER, noun. A device designed to turn steam (back) into water by condensation.
STEAM CONDENSERS, noun. Plural of steam condenser
STEAM CRACKER, noun. (organic chemistry) A petroleum refining plant that carries out steam cracking
STEAM CRACKING, noun. (organic chemistry) The cracking of petroleum hydrocarbons, at high temperature in the presence of steam, in order to produce ethylene, propylene and other light alkenes
STEAM DIGESTER, noun. An early kind of autoclave.
STEAM DIGESTERS, noun. Plural of steam digester
STEAM DISTILLATION, noun. (chemistry) A technique in which the volatile components of a material are separated by passing steam through the heated material
STEAM DRIER, noun. A form of mild superheater that adds additional heat to wet or saturated steam, thus ensuring that all water in the steam is evaporated and avoiding problems with water droplets in the cylinders or turbine.
STEAM DRIERS, noun. Plural of steam drier
STEAM DRUM, noun. A reservoir of water and steam at the top end of the water tubes in a boiler. It acts as a phase-separator for the steam/water mixture.
STEAM DRUMS, noun. Plural of steam drum
STEAM ENGINE, noun. A piston engine driven by steam (as contrasted, for example, with a steam turbine).
STEAM ENGINE, noun. Any heat engine that uses steam as its primary working fluid to do mechanical work.
STEAM ENGINE, noun. (British) A steam locomotive.
STEAM ENGINES, noun. Plural of steam engine
STEAM HAMMER, noun. An industrial machine designed to produce a hammer action through steam power.
STEAM HAMMERS, noun. Plural of steam hammer
STEAM HEATER, noun. A space heater that functions by itself being heated by steam passing through it.
STEAM HEATERS, noun. Plural of steam heater
STEAM IRON, noun. A smoothing iron that includes a system for spraying steam onto the item being ironed.
STEAM IRONS, noun. Plural of steam iron
STEAM LOCOMOTIVE, noun. A locomotive, usually for use on a railway, that is powered by steam.
STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, noun. Plural of steam locomotive
STEAM ORGAN, noun. Synonym of calliope.
STEAM ORGANS, noun. Plural of steam organ
STEAM PIANO, noun. Synonym of calliope.
STEAM PIANOS, noun. Plural of steam piano
STEAM POWER, noun. Power derived from water heated into steam, usually converted to motive power by a reciprocating engine or turbine.
STEAM POWER, noun. Means of transportation based on such power, particularly steamboat/ship or steam train.
STEAM RADIO, noun. (chiefly British) (informal) Radio (sound broadcasting), considered as old-fashioned compared to television
STEAM REFORMING, noun. (inorganic chemistry) The production of hydrogen (and carbon monoxide) from water and methane at high temperature
STEAM ROLLER, noun. Alternative form of steamroller
STEAM ROLLERS, noun. Plural of steam roller
STEAM ROOM, noun. A sauna; a hot room that is filled with steam in which people sit for health reasons.
STEAM SHIP, noun. Alternative spelling of steamship
STEAM SHIPS, noun. Plural of steam ship
STEAM SHOVEL, noun. An industrial machine designed to effect a shovelling action through steam power.
STEAM SHOVELS, noun. Plural of steam shovel
STEAM TABLE, noun. A serving table or counter with heaters, traditionally using steam, to keep food warm.
STEAM TABLE, noun. (engineering) A data table containing the properties of steam under various conditions.
STEAM TABLES, noun. Plural of steam table
STEAM TRAIN, noun. A train pulled by steam-powered locomotive.
STEAM TRAINS, noun. Plural of steam train
STEAM TUNNEL, noun. A tunnel which allows workers to maintain pipes which transport steam between a central boiler and buildings to be heated or cooled, usually in a campus setting.
STEAM TUNNELS, noun. Plural of steam tunnel
STEAM TURBINE, noun. A system of angled and shaped blades arranged on a rotor through which steam is passed to generate rotational energy. Today, normally used in power stations.
STEAM TURBINES, noun. Plural of steam turbine
STEAM UP, verb. To become steamy.
STEAM UP, verb. To become coated with condensation. To fog up.

Dictionary definition

STEAM, noun. Water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere.
STEAM, verb. Travel by means of steam power; "The ship steamed off into the Pacific".
STEAM, verb. Emit steam; "The rain forest was literally steaming".
STEAM, verb. Rise as vapor.
STEAM, verb. Get very angry; "her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man".
STEAM, verb. Clean by means of steaming; "steam-clean the upholstered sofa".
STEAM, verb. Cook something by letting steam pass over it; "just steam the vegetables".

Wise words

A kind word warms a man throughout three winters.
Turkish Proverb