\ˈstēmd \

Definition of steamed 

1 : cooked by steam

2 : angry sense 1 often used with up

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Maybe a pot of steamed white rice or some cabbage slaw. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "Chicken Wing Dinner: A Rent Week Winner," 4 May 2018 Woodley undertook a strict diet to reflect Oldham's ordeal with dwindling food, typically eating a breakfast of two egg yolks with steamed broccoli, a similar lunch and no dinner. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Shailene Woodley goes 'Adrift' and talks seasickness, peanut butter and naked meditation," 29 May 2018 Sushi rice is typically made by adding in vinegar and sugar, and the sugar gives it more calories than steamed rice, Zeratsky says. Sophia Gottfried, Time, "Is Sushi Healthy? Here’s Everything You Need to Know," 18 Apr. 2018 For dinner, go for the steamed mussels with fennel, leeks, herbs and served with frites ($23.95). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Escape from a rival mob then dine at Maude's Liquor Bar," 21 July 2017 Add sliced strawberries to your oatmeal at breakfast, opt for a vegetable salad topped with lean protein at lunch, and fill half your dinner plate with a steamed vegetable medley. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "The best way to do a summer detox, according to nutritionists," 21 June 2018 Vinegar and a few ginger threads work well with the steamed ones’ rich brothy filling. Jean Trinh, Los Angeles Magazine, "Boiled, Steamed, or Pan Fried? A Guide to Chinese Dumplings," 5 June 2018 For a special treat, ask for a cortadito con evaporada and the waitress will substitute milk with sweet, steamed evaporated milk. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "Cuban Coffee 101: Everything to know about ordering coffee in Miami | Miami Herald," 29 Mar. 2018 The quarter pound dogs come on a steamed bun and will be on sale for 99 cents at the end of the month. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Sam's Club offering Polish dogs in response to Costco's news," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of steamed

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: angry or irritated

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