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Stew vs. Steam

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Stewnoun

(obsolete) A cooking-dish used for boiling; a cauldron.

Steamnoun

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

Stewnoun

A heated bath-room or steam-room; also, a hot bath.

Steamnoun

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

Stewnoun

(archaic) A brothel.

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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Stewnoun

(obsolete) A prostitute.

Steamnoun

(figuratively) Pent-up anger.

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

Stewnoun

A dish cooked by stewing.

Steamnoun

A steam-powered vehicle.

Stewnoun

(Sussex) A pool in which fish are kept in preparation for eating; a stew pond.

Steamnoun

Travel by means of a steam-powered vehicle.

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Stewnoun

An artificial bed of oysters.

Steamnoun

(obsolete) Any exhalation.

Stewnoun

(slang) A state of agitated excitement, worry, and/or confusion.

‘to be in a stew’;

Steamnoun

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

Stewnoun

A steward or stewardess on an airplane.

Steamverb

To cook with steam.

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Stewverb

To cook (food) by slowly boiling or simmering.

‘I'm going to stew some meat for the casserole.’; ‘The meat is stewing nicely.’;

Steamverb

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

‘to steam wood or cloth’;

Stewverb

(transitive) To brew (tea) for too long, so that the flavour becomes too strong.

Steamverb

(intransitive) To produce or vent steam.

Stewverb

To suffer under uncomfortably hot conditions.

Steamverb

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

Stewverb

To be in a state of elevated anxiety or anger.

Steamverb

To become angry; to fume; to be incensed.

Stewnoun

A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium.

Steamverb

To make angry.

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

Stewnoun

An artificial bed of oysters.

Steamverb

(intransitive) To be covered with condensed water vapor.

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

Stewnoun

A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse.

‘As burning Ætna from his boiling stewDoth belch out flames.’; ‘The Lydians were inhibited by Cyrus to use any armor, and give themselves to baths and stews.’;

Steamverb

(intransitive) To travel by means of steam power.

‘We steamed around the Mediterranean.’;

Stewnoun

A brothel; - usually in the plural.

‘There be that hate harlots, and never were at the stews.’;

Steamverb

To move with great or excessive purposefulness.

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

Stewnoun

A prostitute.

Steamverb

(obsolete) To exhale.

Stewnoun

A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons.

Steamadjective

Old-fashioned; from before the digital age.

Stewnoun

A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew.

Steamnoun

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

Stewverb

To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples.

Steamnoun

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

Stewverb

To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.

Steamnoun

Any exhalation.

Stewnoun

agitation resulting from active worry;

‘don't get in a stew’; ‘he's in a sweat about exams’;

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.’;

Stewnoun

food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables

Steamverb

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

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

Stewverb

be in a huff; be silent or sullen

Steamverb

To move or travel by the agency of steam.

‘The vessel steamed out of port.’;

Stewverb

bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

Steamverb

To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well.

Stewverb

cook slowly and for a long time in liquid;

‘Stew the vegetables in wine’;

Steamverb

To exhale.

Stew

A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. Ingredients in a stew can include any combination of vegetables and may include meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow-cooking, such as beef, poultry, sausages, and seafood.

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.

Steamnoun

water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere

Steamverb

travel by means of steam power;

‘The ship steamed off into the Pacific’;

Steamverb

emit steam;

‘The rain forest was literally steaming’;

Steamverb

rise as vapor

Steamverb

get very angry;

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

Steamverb

clean by means of steaming;

‘steam-clean the upholstered sofa’;

Steamverb

cook something by letting steam pass over it;

‘just steam the vegetables’;

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’;

Steamnoun

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

Steamnoun

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

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

Steamnoun

locomotives and railway systems powered by steam

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

Steamnoun

energy and momentum or impetus

‘the anti-corruption drive gathered steam’;

Steamverb

give off or produce steam

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

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’;

Steamverb

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

‘steam the vegetables until just tender’;

Steamverb

(of food) cook by heating in steam

‘leave the mussels to steam’;

Steamverb

clean or otherwise treat with steam

‘he steamed his shirts to remove the odour’;

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’;

Steamverb

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

‘the 11.54 steamed into the station’;

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’;

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’;

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’;

Steamverb

generate steam in and operate (a steam locomotive)

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

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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