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steamtight

[ steem-tahyt ]

adjective

  1. impervious to steam.


steamtight

/ ˈstiːmˌtaɪt /

adjective

  1. (of joints, cylinders, etc) being sealed in such a way that steam cannot leak out


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Derived Forms

  • ˈsteamˌtightness, noun
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Other Words From

  • steamtightness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of steamtight1

First recorded in 1865–70; steam + tight

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