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Gas vs. Steam

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Gasnoun

Matter in a state intermediate between liquid and plasma that can be contained only if it is fully surrounded by a solid (or in a bubble of liquid) (or held together by gravitational pull); it can condense into a liquid, or can (rarely) become a solid directly.

‘A lot of gas had escaped from the cylinder.’;

Steamnoun

The vapor formed when water changes from liquid phase to gas phase.

Gasnoun

A chemical element or compound in such a state.

‘The atmosphere is made up of a number of different gases.’;

Steamnoun

Pressurized water vapour used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical energy.

Gasnoun

(uncountable) A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture (typically predominantly methane) used as a fuel, e.g. for cooking, heating, electricity generation or as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles.

‘Gas-fired power stations have largely replaced coal-burning ones.’;

Steamnoun

(figuratively) Internal energy for motive power.

‘After three weeks in bed he was finally able to sit up under his own steam.’;

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Gasnoun

(countable) A hob on a gas cooker.

‘She turned the gas on, put the potatoes on, then lit the oven.’;

Steamnoun

(figuratively) Pent-up anger.

‘Dad had to go outside to blow off some steam.’;

Gasnoun

(US) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.

‘My tummy hurts so bad, I have gas.’;

Steamnoun

A steam-powered vehicle.

Gasnoun

(slang) A humorous or entertaining event or person.

‘He is such a gas!’;

Steamnoun

Travel by means of a steam-powered vehicle.

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Gasnoun

(baseball) A fastball.

‘The closer threw him nothing but gas.’;

Steamnoun

(obsolete) Any exhalation.

Gasnoun

Arterial or venous blood gas.

Steamnoun

(fencing) Fencing without the use of any electric equipment.

Gasnoun

Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.

Steamverb

To cook with steam.

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Gasnoun

(US) Gas pedal.

Steamverb

(transitive) To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing.

‘to steam wood or cloth’;

Gasverb

(transitive) To kill with poisonous gas.

Steamverb

(intransitive) To produce or vent steam.

Gasverb

(intransitive) To talk, chat.

Steamverb

(intransitive) To rise in vapour; to issue, or pass off, as vapour.

Gasverb

(intransitive) To emit gas.

‘The battery cell was gassing.’;

Steamverb

To become angry; to fume; to be incensed.

Gasverb

(transitive) To impregnate with gas.

‘to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder’;

Steamverb

To make angry.

‘It really steams me to see her treat him like that.’;

Gasverb

(transitive) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers.

‘to gas thread’;

Steamverb

(intransitive) To be covered with condensed water vapor.

‘With all the heavy breathing going on the windows were quickly steamed in the car.’;

Gasverb

(US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.

‘The cops are coming. Gas it!’;

Steamverb

(intransitive) To travel by means of steam power.

‘We steamed around the Mediterranean.’;

Gasverb

(US) To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel.

Steamverb

To move with great or excessive purposefulness.

‘If he heard of anyone picking the fruit he would steam off and lecture them.’;

Gasadjective

comical, zany; fun, amusing

‘Mary's new boyfriend is a gas man.’; ‘It was gas when the bird flew into the classroom.’;

Steamverb

(obsolete) To exhale.

Gasnoun

An aëriform fluid; - a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen, etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage, since all of the supposed permanent gases have been liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed nearly its original signification, and is applied to any substance in the elastic or aëriform state.

Steamadjective

Old-fashioned; from before the digital age.

Gasnoun

A complex mixture of gases, of which the most important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas, and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood, oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating purposes.

Steamnoun

The elastic, aëriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling point; water in the state of vapor.

Gasnoun

same as gasoline; - a shortened form. Also, the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle; used in the term " step on the gas".

Steamnoun

The mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; - so called in popular usage.

Gasnoun

the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle; used in the term " step on the gas".

Steamnoun

Any exhalation.

Gasnoun

Same as natural gas.

Steamverb

To emit steam or vapor.

‘My brother's ghost hangs hovering there,O'er his warm blood, that steams into the air.’; ‘Let the crude humors danceIn heated brass, steaming with fire intense.’;

Gasnoun

an exceptionally enjoyable event; a good time; as, The concert was a gas.

Steamverb

To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor.

‘The dissolved amber . . . steamed away into the air.’;

Gasverb

To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers; as, to gas thread.

Steamverb

To move or travel by the agency of steam.

‘The vessel steamed out of port.’;

Gasverb

To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder.

Steamverb

To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well.

Gasverb

to expose to a poisonous or noxious gas

Steamverb

To exhale.

Gasnoun

the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container

Steamverb

To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing; as, to steam wood; to steamcloth; to steam food, etc.

Gasnoun

a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

Steamnoun

water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere

Gasnoun

a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines

Steamverb

travel by means of steam power;

‘The ship steamed off into the Pacific’;

Gasnoun

a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

Steamverb

emit steam;

‘The rain forest was literally steaming’;

Gasnoun

a pedal that controls the throttle valve;

‘he stepped on the gas’;

Steamverb

rise as vapor

Gasnoun

a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes

Steamverb

get very angry;

‘her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man’;

Gasverb

attack with gas; subject to gas fumes;

‘The despot gassed the rebellious tribes’;

Steamverb

clean by means of steaming;

‘steam-clean the upholstered sofa’;

Gasverb

show off

Steamverb

cook something by letting steam pass over it;

‘just steam the vegetables’;

Gasnoun

a substance or matter in a state in which it will expand freely to fill the whole of a container, having no fixed shape (unlike a solid) and no fixed volume (unlike a liquid)

‘hot balls of gas that become stars’; ‘poisonous gases’;

Steamnoun

the vapour into which water is converted when heated, forming a white mist of minute water droplets in the air

‘a cloud of steam’; ‘she wiped the steam off the mirror’; ‘steam was rising from the mugs of coffee’;

Gasnoun

a gaseous substance that cannot be liquefied by the application of pressure alone.

Steamnoun

the invisible gaseous form of water, formed by boiling, from which this vapour condenses.

Gasnoun

a flammable gas used as a fuel

‘cooking is done by bottled gas’;

Steamnoun

the expansive force of steam used as a source of power for machines

‘a steam locomotive’; ‘the equipment was originally powered by steam’;

Gasnoun

a gaseous anaesthetic such as nitrous oxide, used in dentistry.

Steamnoun

locomotives and railway systems powered by steam

‘we were trainspotters in the last years of steam’;

Gasnoun

gas or vapour used as a poisonous agent in warfare

‘gas was one of the most dreaded weapons of the war’;

Steamnoun

energy and momentum or impetus

‘the anti-corruption drive gathered steam’;

Gasnoun

gas generated in the alimentary canal; flatulence.

Steamverb

give off or produce steam

‘a mug of coffee was steaming at her elbow’;

Gasnoun

an explosive mixture of firedamp with air.

Steamverb

become or cause something to become covered or misted over with steam

‘the warm air had begun to steam up the windows’; ‘the glass keeps steaming up’;

Gasnoun

short for gasoline

‘we stopped for gas’;

Steamverb

cook (food) by heating it in steam from boiling water

‘steam the vegetables until just tender’;

Gasnoun

used in reference to power or the accelerator of a car

‘I ordered my friend to step on the gas’;

Steamverb

(of food) cook by heating in steam

‘leave the mussels to steam’;

Gasnoun

an entertaining or amusing person or situation

‘the party would be a gas’;

Steamverb

clean or otherwise treat with steam

‘he steamed his shirts to remove the odour’;

Gasnoun

enjoyment, amusement, or fun

‘it was great gas in the club last night’;

Steamverb

apply steam to (something fixed with adhesive) so as to open or loosen it

‘he'd steamed the letter open and then resealed it’;

Gasverb

kill or harm by exposure to gas

‘my son was gassed at Verdun’;

Steamverb

(of a ship or train) travel somewhere under steam power

‘the 11.54 steamed into the station’;

Gasverb

(of a storage battery or dry cell) give off gas

‘the maintenance-free charger controls the input without inducing gassing’;

Steamverb

come, go, or move somewhere rapidly or in a forceful way

‘Jeremy steamed in ten minutes late’; ‘the company has steamed ahead with its investment programme’;

Gasverb

talk excessively about trivial matters

‘I thought you'd never stop gassing’;

Steamverb

start or join a fight

‘he'll be the one to throw the first punch, then run to the back when the others steam in’;

Gasverb

fill the tank of (a motor vehicle) with petrol

‘after gassing up the car, he went into the restaurant’;

Steamverb

(of a gang of thieves) move rapidly through a public place, stealing things or robbing people on the way

‘steaming is not restricted to tube trains’;

Gasadjective

very amusing or entertaining

‘Ruthie, that's gas—you're a gem’;

Steamverb

generate steam in and operate (a steam locomotive)

‘you can learn the intricacies of steaming a locomotive for the first time’;

Gas

Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being solid, liquid, and plasma).A pure gas may be made up of individual atoms (e.g. a noble gas like neon), elemental molecules made from one type of atom (e.g.

Steamverb

be or become extremely agitated or angry

‘you got all steamed up over nothing!’; ‘after steaming behind the closed door in his office, he came out and screamed at her’;

Steam

Steam is water in the gas phase. This may occur due to evaporation or due to boiling, where heat is applied until water reaches the enthalpy of vaporization.

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