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steamy

[stee-mee] /ˈsti mi/
adjective, steamier, steamiest.
1.
consisting of or resembling steam.
2.
full of or abounding in steam; emitting steam.
3.
covered with or as if with condensed steam:
a steamy bathroom mirror.
4.
hot and humid.
5.
Informal. passionate or erotic.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; steam + -y1
Related forms
steamily, adverb
steaminess, noun
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  • It's warm and steamy inside, and smells of sweet, fresh milk.
  • The days to steamy ski goggles and fog-strewn windshields may be coming to a close.
  • Fifteen hundred people braved the steamy spring weather, and the store broke sales records.
  • Through harsh winters and steamy summers, gauges will track the expansion and contraction of joints and supports.
  • He shows me a stack but won't let me peek at their steamy contents.
  • They came out wonderfully charred and steamy delicious.
  • Humidify the air with a cool mist humidifier or spend time in a steamy shower.
  • It's hot and steamy outside and that means delicious summer produce is in season.
  • It's impossible to reheat cold food to steamy hot in these devices.
  • You'll see that the open jar hasn't changed, but the closed jar will be steamy and hot inside.
British Dictionary definitions for steamy

steamy

/ˈstiːmɪ/
adjective steamier, steamiest
1.
of, resembling, full of, or covered with steam
2.
(informal) lustful or erotic: steamy nightlife
Derived Forms
steamily, adverb
steaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for steamy
adj.

1640s, from steam + -y (2); in the sense of "erotic, sexy," it is first recorded 1952. Related: Steamily; steaminess.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for steamy

steamy

adjective

Excitingly carnal; sexually arousing; hot, sexy: Hollywood's steamiest starlet (1970+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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