midstream

[ mid-streem ]
/ ˈmɪdˈstrim /

noun

the middle of a stream.
the middle period of a process, course, or the like.

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Origin of midstream

First recorded in 1275–1325, midstream is from the Middle English word myddstreme. See mid-, stream
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British Dictionary definitions for midstream

midstream
/ (ˈmɪdˌstriːm) /

noun

the middle of a stream or river
the middle of a process or actionthey tried to change the rules in midstream

adverb, adjective

in or towards the middle of a stream or rivermoored midstream
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Idioms and Phrases with midstream

midstream

see change horses midstream.

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