steam

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steam is on the Basic English 850 List.
station - steam - stem

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
steam

Plural
steams

The train that makes steam.
  1. A substance like air, made of water that is very hot.
    The food is hot -- I see steam coming from the pot.

Verb[change]

Plain form
steam

Third-person singular
steams

Past tense
steamed

Past participle
steamed

Present participle
steaming

  1. (cooking) (transitive) To cook with steam.