Translation of steam in Spanish:


vapor, n.

Pronunciation: /stim//stiːm/


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    vapor masculine
    (turbine/locomotive/boiler) (before noun) de vapor
    (locomotive/boiler/turbine) (before noun) a vapor
    the engine is driven by steam el motor funciona a vapor
    • full steam ahead! ¡a todo vapor!
    • his work is going full steam ahead su trabajo va viento en popa
    • to get up steam ponerse en movimiento
    • to let off / blow off steam desahogarse
    • to run out of steam perder ímpetu
    • under one's own steam por sus (/ mis etc. ) propios medios
    • Murrays' Mills in Ancoats are 200 years old and were among the first buildings in the world to use steam to power machines.
    • The most important category is the generation of electric power from geothermal steam.
    • There are no boilers, no engine and no remains of auxiliary machinery or steam pipes, just a big gap in the middle of the wreck left by some long-forgotten salvage company.
    • Kew is home not only to some great steam machines but is also an interactive paradise for kids, 11 am to 5pm daily.
    • Off this is a well appointed en suite bathroom which is fully tiled in white and fitted with a bidet, wash hand basin, and a power shower cubicle with steam room facility.
    • They can be cut and burnt to produce steam to power turbines.
    • With the arrival of steam as a power source, doctors could treat hysteria in the office using new devices developed for this purpose.
    • The pressure from this steam forced the piston upward once it was high enough to counteract the weight and atmospheric pressure on the cylinder.
    • The Industrial Revolution was powered by steam and coal - not oil.
    • Use immersion blender or cappuccino machine steam attachment to froth carrot foam mixture.
    • The heat and exhaust gases are captured and utilized to provide electrical power and steam for laundry facilities.
    • Crowds billowed on to East Lancashire Railway platforms where two newly refurbished steam machines were wheeled out for all to see.
    • The canal-side steam powered the weaving mill, in Clitheroe Road, which was built before 1879 and added to in 1891 and 1910.
    • Other industrial archaeological sites include nineteenth-century steam machinery and vacuum pans, as well as the rum distilleries.
    • For generations, its very name has conjured up the glory days of Britain's railways when steam was king and every town had a station.
    • He entered the navy a midshipman in the era of cannon balls and oak hulls powered by sail, and retired as admiral of a fleet of steel, powered by steam, that fired huge shells thousands of yards.
    • Applying pressure to the garment The pressure comes from the head of the pressing machine, while steam is diffused through the bottom.
    • In gradually substituting steam for stream power in their manufactures, they lessened the impact of drought or flood.
    • Initially, I was disappointed to discover that today's PoW is kitted out more modestly and powered not by steam but by diesel.
    • Nuclear power plants used enriched uranium as fuel to make steam to turn turbines which generate electricity.
    • In these cases, well operators sometime use a steam drive, or continuous steam injection, to force the oil out.

transitive verb

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    (rice/vegetables) cocinar al vapor
    (vegetables/rice) cocer al vapor
    (pudding) cocinar al baño (de) María
    (pudding) cocer al baño (de) María
  • 2

    (apply steam to)
    to steam a letter open abrir una carta con vapor
    • he steamed the stamps/the label off despegó los sellos/la etiqueta con vapor

intransitive verb

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    (give off steam)
    echar vapor
    (hot food) humear
  • 2

    (move under steam power)
    the train steamed into the station el tren entró en la estación echando vapor
  • 3informal

    (move quickly)
    I was steaming along on my bike iba volando / a toda velocidad en la bici
    • our class is steaming ahead nuestra clase avanza a todo vapor / a toda máquina