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  • v.浸泡, 浸透
  • [英] v.浸泡, 浸透 ( to soak in a liquid)
  • [类] 反义词: parch ( 烘干)
  • [记] steep作为""陡峭的""一意大家很熟悉
  • [例] She steeped the tea in boiling water.

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

I. adjective

  • Etymology: Middle English stepe, from Old English stēap high, steep, deep; akin to Old Frisian stāp steep, Middle High German stief — more at stoop
  • Date: before 12th century
  • 1. lofty, high — used chiefly of a sea
  • 2. making a large angle with the plane of the horizon
  • 3.
    • a. mounting or falling precipitously <the stairs were very steep>
    • b. being or characterized by a rapid and intensive decline or increase
  • 4. extremely or excessively high <steep prices>
  • ? steepish adjective
  • ? steeply adverb
  • ? steepness noun
  • Synonyms:
    • steep, abrupt, precipitous, sheer mean having an incline approaching the perpendicular. steep implies such sharpness of pitch that ascent or descent is very difficult <a steep hill><a steep dive>. abrupt implies a sharper pitch and a sudden break in the level<a beach with an abrupt drop-off>. precipitous applies to an incline approaching the vertical<the river winds through a precipitous gorge>. sheer suggests an unbroken perpendicular expanse<sheer cliffs that daunted the climbers>.

II. noun

  • Date: 1555
  • a precipitous place

III. verb

  • Etymology: Middle English stepen
  • Date: 14th century
  • transitive verb
    • 1. to soak in a liquid at a temperature under the boiling point (as for softening, bleaching, or extracting an essence)
    • 2. to cover with or plunge into a liquid (as in bathing, rinsing, or soaking)
    • 3. to saturate with or subject thoroughly to (some strong or pervading influence) <practices steeped in tradition>
  • intransitive verb
    • to undergo the process of soaking in a liquid
  • Synonyms: see soak
  • ? steeper noun

IV. noun

  • Date: 15th century
  • 1. the state or process of being steeped
  • 2. a bath or solution in which something is steeped

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