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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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But in the view of Weberschmitt, it's also a healthy exercise in blowing off steam.
I mean, he's out there, but [those writers] are mostly just blowing off steam.
But they may be surprised that instead of blowing off steam by playing soccer, gossiping at the mall or playing video games, some teens see drugs and alcohol as a way to grapple with tough classes.
Ford told reporters he had been 'extremely inebriated' in the clip, which shows him apparently blowing off steam.
He's just blowing off steam because he made a boo-boo and only one guy even noticed.
Healthy relationships can withstand anything but your boyfriend blowing off steam and aiming it right at you isn't healthy.
BOSTON -- Blowing off steam may be one way to ease the pain of chronic headache.