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 for steep
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steep \Steep\, n.
     1. Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing
        liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.
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     2. A rennet bag. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steep \Steep\, a. [Compar. Steeper (-[~e]r); superl.
     Steepest.] [OE. steep, step, AS. ste['a]p; akin to Icel.
     steyp[eth]r steep, and st[=u]pa to stoop, Sw. stupa to fall,
     to tilt; cf. OFries. stap high. Cf. Stoop, v. i., Steep,
     v. t., Steeple.]
     1. Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon;
        ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a
        horizontal line or a level; precipitous; as, a steep hill
        or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep
        declivity; a steep barometric gradient.
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     2. Difficult of access; not easily reached; lofty; elevated;
        high. [Obs.] --Chapman.
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     3. Excessive; as, a steep price. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steep \Steep\ (st[=e]p), a.
     Bright; glittering; fiery. [Obs.]
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           His eyen steep, and rolling in his head. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steep \Steep\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steeped (st[=e]pt); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Steeping.] [OE. stepen, probably fr. Icel. steypa
     to cause to stoop, cast down, pour out, to cast metals,
     causative of st[=u]pa to stoop; cf. Sw. st["o]pa to cast, to
     steep, Dan. st["o]be, D. & G. stippen to steep, to dip. Cf.
     Stoop, v. i.]
     To soak in a liquid; to macerate; to extract the essence of
     by soaking; as, to soften seed by steeping it in water. Often
     used figuratively.
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           Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep. --Shak.
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           In refreshing dew to steep
           The little, trembling flowers.           --Wordsworth.
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           The learned of the nation were steeped in Latin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steep \Steep\, v. i.
     To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is
     steeping. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steep \Steep\, n.
     A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any
     elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of
     the horizon; a precipice. --Dryden.
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           We had on each side naked rocks and mountains broken
           into a thousand irregular steeps and precipices.
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           Bare steeps, where desolation stalks.    --Wordsworth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  brasilein \bra*sil"e*in\, C16H12O5, to which brazilwood owes
     its dyeing properties.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Brasque \Brasque\, n. [F.] (Metal.)
     A paste made by mixing powdered charcoal, coal, or coke with
     clay, molasses, tar, or other suitable substance. It is used
     for lining hearths, crucibles, etc. Called also steep.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  250 Moby Thesaurus words for "steep":
     Herculean, Olympian, Olympian heights, a bit much, abandoned,
     abrupt, abstruse, acme, aerial, aerial heights, airy, altitudinous,
     apex, arduous, ascending, aspiring, bathe, besprinkle, bluff, bold,
     boundless, breakneck, breathe, brew, brutal, bury, cliff, color,
     colossal, complex, concentrate, costly, crag, critical, dear,
     dear-bought, decoct, delicate, demanding, difficile, difficult,
     distill, dizzy heights, dominating, douche, douse, dredge, drench,
     drouk, dye, egregious, elevated, elevation, eminence, eminent,
     enormous, entincture, escarpment, essentialize, ether, ethereal,
     exacting, exaggerated, exalted, excessive, exorbitant, expensive,
     express, extortionate, extravagant, extreme, fabulous, face, fancy,
     fill, flavor, flush, formidable, gigantic, gluttonous, hairy, hard,
     hard-earned, hard-fought, haughty, headlong, heaven, heavens,
     height, heights, high, high-pitched, high-priced, high-reaching,
     high-set, high-up, hyperbolic, hypertrophied, imbrue, imbue,
     immerse, immoderate, impregnate, incontinent, infiltrate, infuse,
     ingrain, inject, inoculate, inordinate, instill, intemperate,
     intricate, inundate, invest, jawbreaking, knotted, knotty,
     laborious, lave, leach, leaven, lift, lixiviate, lofty, luxurious,
     macerate, marinate, mean, melt down, monstrous, monumental,
     mounting, no picnic, not affordable, not easy, of great cost,
     operose, orthodiagonal, orthogonal, out of bounds, out of sight,
     outrageous, outtopping, overbig, overdeveloped, overgreat,
     overgrown, overlarge, overlooking, overmuch, overpriced,
     overtopping, overweening, palisade, palisades, penetrate,
     percolate, permeate, perpendicular, pervade, pickle, plumb,
     plunging, precipice, precipitous, premium, press out, pricey,
     prominent, raise, rapid, refine, render, rich, right-angle,
     right-angled, right-angular, rigorous, rinse, rise, rising ground,
     rough, rugged, saturate, scar, scarp, season, seethe,
     set with thorns, severe, sharp, sheer, sky, soak, soaring, sodden,
     sop, souse, spiny, spiring, stiff, straight-up,
     straight-up-and-down, stratosphere, strenuous, sublime, submerge,
     suffuse, sumptuous, superlative, supernal, temper, thorny,
     ticklish, tincture, tinge, toilsome, too much, top, topless,
     toplofty, topping, tough, towering, towery, transfuse, tricky,
     unbridled, unconscionable, undue, unpayable, unreasonable,
     unrestrained, up-and-down, uphill, uplifted, upreared, uprise,
     vantage ground, vantage point, vertical, wall, wash, waterlog, wet,
     wicked, wring, wring out, zenith

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