Steam vs Inspirator - What's the difference?
As an initialism steam
As a noun inspirator is
an inspirer, one that inspires.
The vapor formed when water changes from liquid phase to gas phase.
Pressurized water vapour used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical energy.
(figuratively) Internal energy for motive power.
(figuratively) Pent-up anger.
- After three weeks in bed he was finally able to sit up under his own steam .
A steam-powered vehicle.
Travel by means of a steam-powered vehicle.
(obsolete) Any exhalation.
- Dad had to go outside to blow off some steam .
- a steam of rich, distilled perfumes
* (a steam-powered vehicle) steamer
* blow off steam
* build up steam
* steam bath
* steam boiler
* steam condenser
* steam distillation
* steam engine
* steam hammer
* steam heater
* steam iron
* steam locomotive
* steam power
* steam railroad
* steam shovel
* steam train
* steam turbine
* run out of steam
* under one's own steam
(cooking) To cook with steam.
To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing.
To produce or vent steam.
- to steam wood or cloth
To rise in vapour; to issue, or pass off, as vapour.
- My brother's ghost hangs hovering there, / O'er his warm blood, that steams into the air.
(figuratively) To become angry; to fume; to be incensed.
(figuratively) To make angry.
- The dissolved amber steamed away into the air.
To be covered with condensed water vapor.
- It really steams me to see her treat him like that.
To travel by means of steam power.
- With all the heavy breathing going on the windows were quickly steamed in the car.
* N. P. Willis
- We steamed around the Mediterranean.
(figuratively, or, literally) To move with great or excessive purposefulness.
- The vessel steamed out of port.
- If he heard of anyone picking the fruit he would steam off and lecture them.
, date=December 29
, author=Chris Whyatt
, title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton
, passage=That was the hard work largely done as the Ivorian waited for Malouda to steam
into the box before releasing a simple crossed pass which the Frenchman side-footed home with aplomb. }}
(obsolete) To exhale.
* See also
Old-fashioned; from before the digital age.
An inspirer, one that inspires
An inhaler, one that inhales
A kind of injector for forcing water by steam.