steam

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  • Info Steam is the technical term for the gaseous phase of water, which is formed when water boils. more...
  • However, too much steam was used and the engines went to full speed.
  • He added to the business the making of high-pressure steam-engines.
  • In both cases, a steam supply was already available for other purposes.
  • His most significant contribution was to the development of the first high-pressure steam engine.
  • This was initially a horse-drawn railroad, though it was later converted to steam.
  • On the other hand, only half of the regular steaming time is needed.
  • Thus, conventional steam power is used in very few new ships.
  • In a simple engine the charge of steam works only once in a cylinder.
  • Some late steam engines, mostly high-speed steam engines, were also single acting.
  • A motor unit is often called 'steam engine' in its own right.
  • Technology changed the course of the industry when electricity replaced steam.
  • But the water is in the form of high-pressure steam, which is used in engines. Cited from Operation: Outer Space, by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • He eventually returned home to England as a passenger aboard a steam ship.
  • His new album shows a steaming cup alone on this cover.
  • Even a railway engine steams into a station only when invited by the signal.
  • Only steam engines had the power to draw the big units.
  • These were the last "high-speed" trains to use steam power.
  • Since the early 18th century, steam power has been applied to a variety of practical uses.
  • Rocket was built at a time of rapid development of steam engine technology.
  • It may be mouth-operated, or powered by air pressure, steam, or other means.
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Meaning of steam

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