midstream

noun
mid·stream | \ ˈmid-ˈstrēm , -ˌstrēm \

Definition of midstream 

1 : the middle of a stream

2 : an intermediate stage in an act or process the tone changes in midstream

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Enbridge on Wednesday agreed to sell its Midcoast Operating LP gas midstream unit to ArcLight Capital Partners for $1.12 billion. Kevin Orland And Alex Nussbaum, Houston Chronicle, "Enbridge cuts Spectra deal debt with asset sales," 9 May 2018 Blackstone’s private-equity energy team, led by Senior Managing Director David Foley, invests globally across different sectors, including upstream, midstream and oil field-services, and renewable power. Luis Garcia And Dawn Lim, WSJ, "Blackstone Promotes New Energy Fund as Oil Prices Rise," 10 May 2018 Meanwhile, the Flyers are midstream into a youth movement, but a cluster of their skill players — Jake Voracek, Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds — is pushing or already at 30. Sam Donnellon, Philly.com, "For Flyers, another summer of goalie uncertainty," 27 Apr. 2018 But some zebrafish cells switched midstream to a different type, as indicated by changes in their gene activity, Schier and his colleagues report. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "How one cell gives rise to an entire body," 26 Apr. 2018 One excavator equipped with a hydraulic hammer is pounding the serpentine concrete and limestone wall, known as a fixed crest spillway, that extends from the south bank of the river to an island at midstream. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South wall of Estabrook Park dam falls under blows of hydraulic hammer," 2 Apr. 2018 The centerpin reel spun rapidly as the float splashed midstream. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Centerpin gear is gaining fans for tributary fishing," 24 Mar. 2018 One of the trials had such discouraging results that it was aborted midstream. Andrew Scull, WSJ, "‘The Pleasure Shock’ Review: This Is Your Brain On Batteries," 18 Mar. 2018 For example, in the fourth quarter, when Houston midstream company Enterprise Products Partners increased the amount of crude flowing to Houston on its pipelines by 300,000 barrels a day, Houston crude exports rose by the same amount. Collin Eaton, Houston Chronicle, "Corpus Christi set to become major oil export hub as shale drilling surges," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of midstream

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

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

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More Definitions for midstream

midstream

noun
mid·stream | \ ˈmid-ˈstrēm \

Kids Definition of midstream

: the part of a stream farthest from each bank

midstream

adjective
mid·stream | \ ˌmid-ˈstrēm \

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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