[ stee-mee ]
/ ˈsti mi /

adjective, steam·i·er, steam·i·est.

consisting of or resembling steam.
full of or abounding in steam; emitting steam.
covered with or as if with condensed steam: a steamy bathroom mirror.
hot and humid.
Informal. passionate or erotic.


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Origin of steamy

First recorded in 1635–45; steam + -y1


steam·i·ly, adverbsteam·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for steamy

/ (ˈstiːmɪ) /

adjective steamier or steamiest

of, resembling, full of, or covered with steam
informal lustful or eroticsteamy nightlife

Derived forms of steamy

steamily, adverbsteaminess, noun
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