Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of steep: more steep
  • n. A vessel, vat, or cistern in which things are steeped.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vessel, vat, or cistern, in which things are steeped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel, vat, or cistern in which things are steeped; specifically, a vat in which the indigo-plant is steeped to macerate it before it is soaked in the beating-vat.

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

  • n. a vessel (usually a pot or vat) used for steeping

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Examples

  • The avalanche scale suggests that, when the danger is "moderate", caution should be used in steeper terrain.

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  • For eight of the last 10 years, the decline in revenue from record sales has gotten steeper, which is to say the business is imploding with increasing vigor.

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  • Pour over this boiling water until the steeper is a little more than half full; cover tightly and let it stand where it will keep hot, but not to boil.

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  • The sharper the turn, the greater the effect of the centrifugal force, and therefore the steeper should be the "bank."

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  • The higher we got, the steeper was the track that crawled on a narrow edge.

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  • But the more the snow is accumulated the steeper are the slopes, and the greater the weight which presses upon the lower and older layers and tries to displace them.

    Ice and Glaciers

  • From this we see that the slopes are directly proportional to the nearness of the contours -- that is, the nearer the contours on a map are to one another, the steeper is the slope, and the farther the contours on a map are from one another, the gentler is the slope.

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  • While the Scythe Zipang isn't broken, its abysmal thermal performance combined with a Hulk-like rage inducing fitting procedure and a price tag steeper than Nvidia's stock decline make this one of the worst coolers we've looked at in recent memory.

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  • Scythe's Zipang CPU cooler Review - While the Scythe Zipang isn't broken, its abysmal thermal performance combined with a Hulk-like rage inducing fitting procedure and a price tag steeper than Nvidia's stock decline make this one of the worst coolers we've looked at in recent memory.

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  • A lot of places people like to live are warmed by the Gulf stream (New England, The Maritimes in Canada, Ireland, Britain, Scandinavia, France), Pull the plug and not only does interrupted heat exchange in the tropics cause those places to get even hotter, but the temperature gradients becoming "steeper" would cause weather to become even wilder.

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