mid·​stream | \ ˈmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio) , -ˌstrēm \

Definition of midstream

1 : the middle of a stream
2 : an intermediate stage in an act or process the tone changes in midstream

Examples of midstream in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, there is an uptick in the building of midstream infrastructure, Carr and Johnson said. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Global job-recruiter says buzz about oil, gas activity drew the company to Colorado," 8 Oct. 2019 Some Muni buses pull up to the sidewalk, others to linear boarding islands midstream. John King, SFChronicle.com, "Market Street makeover — safe bike lanes and no cars — finally at hand," 8 Oct. 2019 The two limited partnerships that largely make up Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s midstream operations are combining in an all-stock deal, the entities said Wednesday. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Marathon Petroleum’s Midstream Limited Partnerships to Combine," 8 May 2019 In addition to shares in TAPS and its operator the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, BP is divesting its midstream interests in the Milne Point Pipeline and the Point Thomson Pipeline. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "BP will sell all its Alaska assets to Hilcorp," 21 June 2016 The company, which operates in the Permian Basin, Oklahoma, North Texas, and the Gulf Coast, offers midstream energy services. Fortune, "EnLink Midstream," 1 July 2019 Trump administration lawyers wrote, in asking for a midstream appeal before Sullivan’s final judgment. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Judge: Democrats’ emoluments case against Trump can proceed," 25 June 2019 Price appeared in a video to talk about how special their moment had been but stopped midstream and walked out onto the stage to embrace the boy again. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, "Carey Price reprises emotional moment with Anderson Whitehead at NHL Awards show," 13 June 2019 Last week, midstream energy company Targa Resources Partners LP became the first issuer to sell junk bonds since November, ending a 40-day drought. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, "Apollo Nears Deal to Buy Arconic for More Than $10 Billion," 15 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of midstream

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

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“Midstream.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midstream. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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mid·​stream | \ ˈmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio) \

Kids Definition of midstream

: the part of a stream farthest from each bank


mid·​stream | \ ˌmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio) \

Medical Definition of midstream

: 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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