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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'S full steam ahead for family fun in North Tyneside this weekend.
FULL STEAM AHEAD THE 42nd annual Warley National Model Railway Exhibition will feature at least 75 working model railway layouts in Hall 5 at the NEC tomorrow (10am-6pm) and Sunday (10am-5pm).
Clare, who controversially poked fun at Grand National winner Liam Treadwell's teeth days after learning a cyst was malignant, added: "It's full steam ahead.
He said: "I am very pleased we can now go full steam ahead with the plan.
It's full steam ahead for Matthew, three, and Adam, 18 months, as they enjoy a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway in Porthmadog with their dad.
As far as romance is concerned, it is full steam ahead.
Murphy said: "I think the double proves my arm is back working and now it's full steam ahead for Cheltenham.
The Southland's 14 power plants have worked full steam ahead since January to assist the state energy crisis.
IT was full steam ahead yesterday for a new partnership between Rhyl and the town of Athy in County Kildare.
It will be full steam ahead for fun for all the family until Sunday at the Forum in Billingham when you can enjoy the antics of Thomas the tank engine who brings his pal Percy and the Fat Controller along for the ride
IT WAS full steam ahead for festive families on board this train.
Beginning in the first week of 2006, we will be going full steam ahead with our testing phase and will continue testing to achieve NIJ Level III (Rifle) and Level IIIA for our material," added Powers.