1. graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n] Steamy means involving exciting sex. [informal] ⇒ ...a steamy thriller set in France. ⇒ He'd had a steamy affair with an office colleague. 2. graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n] A steamy place has hot, wet air. ⇒ ...a steamy cafe. ⇒ The air was hot and steamy from the heat of a hundred bodies.
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