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1. verb, informal To be or become angry. I was steaming for nearly an hour over what happened in the meeting. She just needs to steam for a while. She'll be back once she's had a chance to calm down.
2. noun, informal Energy, motivation, or resolve. We're going to have to get some steam up if we want to win this game! I started writing a book last summer, but I ran out of steam about halfway through.

steam (someone or something)

1. To cause someone to become angry. Boy, her email really steams me! How dare she talk to us like that?
2. To use steam to cook something. I just have to finish steaming the veggies, then we can eat. How long do you think it will take for them to steam the dumplings?
3. To use steam to remove something from something else. A: "Do you think this dress will be OK once I steam it?" B: "I don't know, it's pretty wrinkled." You have to steam these seals off if you don't want to damage the paper underneath.
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steaming (mad)

Very irate and upset. I was positively steaming by the time the end of the meeting. How dare the boss speak to me that way? Mom didn't say anything, but I could tell she was steaming mad.
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steaming (mad)

Fig. very angry; very mad; very upset. The steaming coach yelled at the clumsy players. The principal was steaming mad when he found that his office had been vandalized.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In this study, we evaluated the effect of steaming treatment and its time on EMCs of beech wood.
A decrease in MC was much clearer with increased steaming temperature and time (Kollmann and Schneider 1964, Kubler 1965, Teichgraeber 1966, Kubinsky 1971).
In this study, the lower EMC value in 20-hour steamed specimens showed that EMC differences appeared after a short steaming time and at a low temperature (80[degrees]C).
Previous studies showed that the effect of steaming conditions (80[degrees]C) was unimportant but measurable.
(2001) on steamed beech wood (20, 50, 70, and 100 hr., 80[degrees]C), it was found that density, hemicelluloses, wood solubility, and acetyl content decreased with steaming. However, the lignin content of steamed wood was slightly higher than that of untreated wood.
Effect of various parameters on steaming of beech wood.
The question has been raised as to whether the twist reduction from pressure steaming is permanent, or whether the wood has a "memory" such that in subsequent exposure to moisture change the twist properties of pressure-steamed material become similar to those of wood steamed at the normal 100[degrees]C In this technical note, we present the results of a study on the effect of final pressure steaming at 150[degrees]C, on both twist after drying and after subsequent humidity cycling.
Two durations of pressure steaming were evaluated with details of the treatments provided in Table 1.
One-way analysis of variance of twist and MC was used to determine the presence of significance differences between the three steaming treatments.
Paired t-tests were used to determine statistically significant (at 5% level) differences in twist immediately after steaming and at each subsequent stage of moisture cycling.
The lower MC in the control series may be due to less moisture pickup in normal steaming as compared to the two pressure steaming series.
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