Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun steam

1 sense of steam

Sense 1
steam -- (water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere)
       => vapor, vapour -- (a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb steam

6 senses of steam

Sense 1
steamer, steam -- (travel by means of steam power; "The ship steamed off into the Pacific")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
steam -- (emit steam; "The rain forest was literally steaming")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

Sense 3
steam -- (rise as vapor)
       => rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise -- (move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows")

Sense 4
steam -- (get very angry; "her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man")
       => anger, see red -- (become angry; "He angers easily")

Sense 5
steam, steam clean -- (clean by means of steaming; "steam-clean the upholstered sofa")
       => clean, make clean -- (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth")

Sense 6
steam -- (cook something by letting steam pass over it; "just steam the vegetables")
       => cook -- (transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes")

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