A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

STEAM

Mon, 23 May '22
Hot shower emanation
Tue, 29 Mar '22
Use a rice cooker, e.g.
Sat, 29 Jan '22
Lose ___
Mon, 25 Oct '21
Cook, as vegetables
Mon, 5 Apr '21
Early auto engine's power source
Tue, 2 Mar '21
Power source for early engines