Definitions

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  • noun The action of steam on something.
  • noun The method of cooking by immersion in steam.
  • noun UK, informal A form of robbery in which a large gang moves swiftly and violently through a bus, train, etc.; see Steaming (crime).
  • adjective Giving off steam
  • adjective Extremely drunk
  • adjective Very angry
  • verb Present participle of steam.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist
  • adverb (used of heat) extremely

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Examples

  • When Aliette comes in, steaming from the showers, her hair in a black cloth cap with a strap under the chin, L. lifts her from her chair and carries her into the water.

    L. Debard and Aliette

  • When Aliette comes in, steaming from the showers, her hair in a black cloth cap with a strap under the chin, L. lifts her from her chair and carries her into the water.

    L. Debard and Aliette

  • Leaf wrapping, since it involves baking, grilling or steaming, is a healthy method of food preparation since it requires no fat for frying.

    From The Halls of Moctezuma: Cooking with Leaves

  • Leaf wrapping, since it involves baking, grilling or steaming, is a healthy method of food preparation since it requires no fat for frying.

    From The Halls of Moctezuma: Cooking with Leaves

  • My father’s face was tight, his skin red, his expression steaming.

    The God of Animals

  • My father’s face was tight, his skin red, his expression steaming.

    The God of Animals

  • On the whole, though, it's akin to "steaming" - the tactic of getting a gang of 50 youths together and committing mass robbery on all in a narrow area eg. a train.

    The Zergling Rush (of your dreams)

  • Matthews is still steaming from the Hottie Center Fold Senator Scottie Brown in the Full Monty.

    Think Progress » Matthews Tells Congressman Grayson That He Doesn’t Represent ‘The Real World Of Congress’

  • Middle-aged men and women who’ve volunteered for the coffee run carry their cardboard trays loaded with cups steaming from the spouted lids as if coffee-cup carrying was an Olympic event and they’re in training with a good shot at making the US team if only they can shave another .05 seconds off their best time.

    All sorts and conditions in all sorts of condition

  • Middle-aged men and women who’ve volunteered for the coffee run carry their cardboard trays loaded with cups steaming from the spouted lids as if coffee-cup carrying was an Olympic event and they’re in training with a good shot at making the US team if only they can shave another .05 seconds off their best time.

    Lance Mannion:

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