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  Definition of steep
  1. a steep place (as on a hill)
  2. let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
  3. engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
  4. having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"
  5. of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"
  6. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
Similar Words: infuse, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up, exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious

 

See Also: vertical, perpendicular

 

Hyponyms: marinade, marinate, decoct, infuse, draw, drink in, drink

 

Grouped Verbs: infuse, plunge, immerse

 

Derivational Morphology: steeper, concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion, preoccupation, preoccupancy, intentness

 

Anagrams: steps

 

 
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