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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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Visitors to the reception and exhibit can get a glimpse into a bygone era and learn more about the importance of the steamboats.
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Although his first steamboat sank to the bottom of the Seine--and his early submarine torpedoes could not sink anything at all--Fulton remained undaunted.
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