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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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Creating proper racing tracks, he added, would people a place to go and let off steam, which would stopg them from using the main roads.
But then, I guess if you were the presenter of a motoring programme needing to let off steam when you couldn't get a hot meal at the end of a long day's filming, it might seem a bit of a bargain.
Half term is coming up -and if your kids need to let off steam, PGL have swinging discounts on their activity breaks.
POPULAR all year are local play gyms which offer a chance for local children to let off steam.
Whatever the weather they can all let off steam and have a good time.
Thousands of visitors enjoyed the Hall Hill Farm experience over Easter, as over 500 people every day took advantage of the holiday period to see the animals, take a tractor ride and let off steam in The Playbarn.
Football and other sports are a great way to let off steam and to stay fit and healthy.
Maybe Real boss Jose Mourinho encouraged his players to let off steam British-style following their cup final success over rivals Barcelona.
Australian clinical psychologist Dr Janet Hall backed up the findings and said it was beneficial to let off steam in the office.
COMMUTERS were given the chance to let off steam - with a trip on Stephenson's Rocket.
ONE of the best radio comedies of recent years returns, as the spoof phone-in show with DJ Gary Bellamy (actually Rhys Thomas) offering his listeners a unique chance to let off steam about whatever is bothering them.
Former Royal Marine Nick Collier is one of the thousands of new businesses the trust has helped start and his Tactical Laser woodland "battleground" in his home town of Knowsley was a great place for the team to let off steam.