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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Steam v. i. [imp. & p. p. Steamed p. pr. & vb. n. Steaming.]
 1. To emit steam or vapor.
 My brother's ghost hangs hovering there,
 O'er his warm blood, that steams into the air.   --Dryden.
 Let the crude humors dance
 In heated brass, steaming with fire intense.   --J. Philips.
 2. To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor.
    The dissolved amber . . . steamed away into the air.   --Boyle.
 3. To move or travel by the agency of steam.
    The vessel steamed out of port.   --N. P. Willis.
 4. To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist; "a steaming
            kettle"; "steaming towels"
      adv : (used of heat) extremely; "the casserole was piping hot"
            [syn: piping]