To Get Hot And Sticky
To Be Steamed
intransitive verb, ichidan verb
Anywhere with lots of steam is going to get hot and sticky, so this word means... to get hot and sticky!
With 蒸れる, something gets hot and sticky due to trapped heat and moisture, like sweaty armpits under a shirt on a humid day, or a sticky bottom after sitting at a desk for a while.
Additionally, 蒸れる can mean to be steamed, like what happens to rice as it softens in a rice cooker.
What is making things get hot and sticky? Not many people know this, but it’s actually all of the cows going moo (む). With how much they moo, they create so much steam that everything is turning hot and sticky. Who could’ve known?!
These shoes look cute, but they make my feet sweaty and stinky.