Meaning of steaming in English:

steaming

Pronunciation /ˈstiːmɪŋ/

Translate steaming into Spanish

adjective

  • 1Giving off steam.

    ‘a basin of steaming water’
    • ‘this soup is good chilled in summer and just as good steaming hot on a cold winter day’
    • ‘Place the wedges in a steaming basket over boiling water.’
    • ‘Kendall let out a slow sigh and turned to face Elma who had returned to her boiling kettle of water, lifting out steaming clothing with a thick stick.’
    • ‘Pouring water over a steaming engine that was in danger of spurting boiling jets of vapor with the wrong timing of a pour.’
    • ‘Waimangu Volcanic Valley's highlight is its Inferno Crater, as well as powder blue, steaming waters and sheer crater walls.’
    • ‘Lydia is sitting in a bathtub of steaming water.’
    • ‘The dishes there were old, and needed soaking, so Jim just filled the sink with steaming water, and stuffed all the dirties inside.’
    • ‘My hands reached up and held my head as more tears fell, falling to the floor and rolling over to the steaming water where the formed little gray swirls.’
    • ‘Daemyn returned a little later with a large bowl of steaming water’
    • ‘She turned on the shower and scowled at the steaming water.’
    • ‘Crane stood under the shower head and allowed himself the small indulgence of simply standing in the steaming water as it cascaded over him.’
    • ‘Slipping out of her flannel yellow pajamas, she turned on the faucet and watched the steaming water pour forth from the showerhead.’
    • ‘I held my breath and submerged myself under the steaming water.’
    • ‘Ellie nodded and poured the steaming water into the two cups.’
    • ‘An hour later, here she was, sitting in a padded barrel of steaming water, and having her hair untangled by her mother's maid.’
    • ‘Soon they were all pushing her toward a tub of steaming water.’
    • ‘Not that there's much to see through the steaming sheet of water dancing around me, running in freezing rivulets down my back and filling up my shoes.’
    • ‘Norwood sighed to himself as he stepped under the steaming water, letting go of all the tension and stress he'd built up around himself in the last week or so.’
    • ‘The being moved to the bedside table and brought a pitcher forth, pouring steaming water into a bowl and then producing a rag.’
    • ‘Millie rose, head still bowed, and poured the last remaining buckets of water into the steaming tub.’
    • ‘A maid entered with rags, another with a steaming bowl of water, and a third with bandages and alcohol.’
    humid, muggy, sticky, dripping, moist, damp, clammy, sultry, sweltering, boiling, sweaty, steaming, like a Turkish bath, like a sauna
  • 2British informal Extremely drunk.

    • ‘Jock was steaming after a particularly hospitable Hogmanay’
    • ‘She said she could not remember what she had done because she was ‘blind steaming drunk’.’
    • ‘The other four girls seemed nice, all of them were steaming drunk - as was I and all were glad they'd worn thongs.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
  • 3British informal Very angry.

    • ‘I am fuming, steaming, spitting fire, yup I'm angry and it's not often I ‘do’ angry.’
    heated, piping, piping hot, sizzling, steaming, roasting, boiling, boiling hot, searing, scorching, scalding, red-hot

noun

mass noun
  • 1The process or technique of cooking food by heating it in steam from boiling water.

    • ‘steaming is a good way to cook vegetables as it helps preserve their nutritional value’
  • 2 informal The practice of a gang of thieves moving rapidly through a public place, stealing things or robbing people on the way.

    • ‘steaming is not restricted to tube trains’