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steam

(stēm) [AS. steam, vapor]
1. The invisible vapor into which water is converted at the boiling point.
2. The mist formed by condensation of water vapor.
3. Any vaporous exhalation.

steam

the vapor created by heating water to 212°F (100°C).

steam sterilization
see sterilization (2).
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It can help when you need to brag or blow off steam or tell a secret or even talk behind someone's back.
And it struck me that no matter how much crap the troops had to endure, they always found time to blow off steam.
Standard on each notebook is Everquest, Sony's popular multiplayer online game, allowing students to blow off steam between classes.
The downtown bar, neighborhood tavern or boozy grill--where the newsies hang out--is still a place where reporters blow off steam after a day of coping with inept or tyrannical editors; it's where reporters.
The 1950s audiences didn't need to blow off steam, as did those during the Great Depression and World War II and as those in the nineties now do.
One is to blow off steam, get rid of that extra energy; the other is to get entangled but not with the same person you pick for fun
A little nasty humor can be a good way to blow off steam.
He is allowed to blow off steam when silly quotes from his 74-year-old grandmother about Don Nelson are somehow presented as new.
Abrahams suggests that many cherished expressions of African-American folk and Popular culture were mechanisms for keeping slaves in their place and encouraging them to blow off steam in harmless ways.
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Model Cara Delevingne, 24, and actress Margot Robbie, 26, helped Amber, 30, blow off steam in London.