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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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In many ways, endurance traInIng has become the 'new golf', the latest way for hIgh-powered chIef executIves to blow off steam from hectIc workdays.
This thoroughly appealing audiobook examines those daily irritations that make us want to punch someone and shows how actual people have chosen to find safe, legal, creative ways to blow off steam and get even besides.
Amicus does not condone these Christmas shenanigans but it does go to show that after a long year staff will want to blow off steam and bosses should organise celebrations for their staff and thank them for their hard work.
While no-one wants or needs inebriated jockeys, it can seem harsh when weeks go by with no days off and no chance to blow off steam.
It was a bunch of guys that went up with their dates in Bend to blow off steam after their midterms,'' he said.
In the flamboyant Castro district, where the stressed-out bankers, smartly dressed neighborhood locals and Banana Republic-clad types congregate post-work to blow off steam, Martuni's on Valencia Street is a hip after-work hang out.
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.
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.