mid·​stream ˈmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio)
: the middle of a stream
: an intermediate stage in an act or process
the tone changes in midstream

Examples of midstream in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a letter to employees, Go said the company’s midstream segment remains core to its business. Paul O'Donnell, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2023 The council voted 8-6 to ask the city’s planning director to halt the city’s environmental review of the Bulgari midstream. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2023 Attention to them has amplified this week along with controversy over Texas’ other attempt at a border barrier: a 1,000-foot string of floating orange buoys the state deployed at midstream. USA TODAY, 21 July 2023 Millennials, middle-management, and those in the midstream of their work lives are particularly struggling. Mark A. Cohen, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 Several months later, Li Jiaqi, the lipstick king, was abruptly cut off midstream. Vivian Wang, New York Times, 28 Apr. 2023 Rice thinks so, and points out that, unlike ongoing expansions of wind and solar, such an effort could be mounted by the U.S. natural gas production, midstream and production sectors without hundreds of billions of dollars in government subsidies. David Blackmon, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 After treatment, the facility will be able to deliver sweet natural gas to third-party midstream companies operating in West Texas. Dallas News, 17 May 2022 For American midstream operators, U.S. policy support has started to take shape the last few months, with both the Biden Administration and Congress proposing new and expanded hydrogen tax credits, along with other incentives for hydrogen investment. Robert Rapier, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of midstream was before the 12th century

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“Midstream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midstream. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


mid·​stream ˈmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio)
: the middle of a stream

Medical Definition


mid·​stream ˌmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio)
: of, relating to, or being urine passed during the middle of an act of urination and not at the beginning or end
a midstream specimen

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