steam noun

ADJ. hot, scalding | high-pressure

QUANT. cloud, jet The saucepan on the cooker puffed little jets of steam.

VERB + STEAM emit, generate, produce

STEAM + VERB come, escape | rise Steam rose from her mug of cocoa. | condense | drive sth The engine is driven by steam. | hiss

STEAM + NOUN power | engine, locomotive, ship, train, turbine | age

PHRASES the age of steam Savour the sights and smells of the age of steam in the National Railway Museum.