As a general rule don't F with any of the Females on this site. They need no rescue from us Men Folks ...au contraire mon frère
On the origins of the word "steeping"... E-juice DIY is similar to other home-brew "hobbies" and as such shares many Brewing Enthusiasts and their more ancient lexicon. Raise your hand if you have made your own "beer" at home.
So to help welcome @VPC ...Brewers historically referred to the "steeping" of the primary recipe of solids and liquids ...a process that involved patient (and precise!) mixing and then waiting on extraction and fermentation as key success factors.
Clarity: when you make a cup of tea you are steeping.
when you put a whisky in a barrel you are aging.
Technically YOU ARE CORRECT, but you must also consider Modern DIY Juicemakers are cheating by using flavoring extracts, so we get to skip any actual steeping. There is Cultural resistance to give up "The Steep" as this has been the life-long hard-won secret science which separates the Men from the Monks (Trappist).
We can get a little competitive, but we exercise restraint to enjoy the benefits of sharing ...so welcome aboard ...and refer to it as steeping moving forward hahha