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noun [uncountable] steam pronunciation in British English /stiːm/
  1. 1
    the hot wet substance like a thin cloud that is produced when water is heated
    The steam from the volcano rose into the air.
    a steam bath
    1. a.
      the wet substance that forms on windows and mirrors when wet air suddenly becomes hot or cold
      Tom rubbed the steam from the window and peered outside.
  2. 2
    power that is created when water is heated
    The equipment was originally powered by steam.
    the age of steam (=when trains were operated by steam)
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    1. a.
      [only before noun] operated by steam
      a steam engine/locomotive/train



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the buying and selling of human organs

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