Steam Steam (st[=e]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Steamed} (st[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Steaming}.] 1. To emit steam or vapor. [1913 Webster]

My brother's ghost hangs hovering there, O'er his warm blood, that steams into the air. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Let the crude humors dance In heated brass, steaming with fire intense. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

2. To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor. [1913 Webster]

The dissolved amber . . . steamed away into the air. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

3. To move or travel by the agency of steam. [1913 Webster]

The vessel steamed out of port. --N. P. Willis. [1913 Webster]

4. To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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