Definition of midstream in English:


Line breaks: mid|stream
Pronunciation: /mɪdˈstriːm


[mass noun]
  • The middle of a stream or river: the ferry was moving out into midstream
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    • It is a great sight, with ant-like streams pouring across long pontoons over the river's shallow sandy banks to innumerable craft moored midstream.
    • In midstream however the croc suddenly dives leaving the frog struggling with the current.
    • This is particularly important when the wind is in your face and you want to hold the float on line either far bank or midstream.


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  • (Of urine) passed in the middle part of an act of urinating.
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    • All the women who agreed to participate provided a midstream urine specimen that their general practitioner tested immediately with a standard urine dipstick and then sent for microbiological examination and culture.
    • A midstream clean-catch technique usually is adequate in men and women.
    • It's important to remember you should use midstream urine for the most accurate result.


in midstream

Part-way through the course of an activity, process, etc.: our conversation was interrupted in midstream
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  • We need to be flexible, fleet footed and be able to change course in midstream when positive opportunities present themselves.
  • Switching analogies in midstream, the herd bull elephant is being challenged by a relative newcomer, not without tusks, but still relatively wet behind its large, flapping ears.
  • A second theory is that voters will decide not to switch horses in midstream and will surge towards the commander-in-chief.

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