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live steam

[lahyv] /laɪv/
noun
1.
steam direct from the boiler and at full pressure, ready for use in work.
2.
steam that has performed no work or only part of its work.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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Examples from the web for live steam
  • In that model if the walls are strong enough you could eventually convert all the liquid water in the system into live steam.
  • The beautiful ribbons of golden noodles arrive at your table quite dry, and as hot as live steam.
  • The tubes carry heated oil to a boiler, which sends live steam to a turbine to produce electricity.
  • The tubes carry the oil to a boiler, which sends live steam to a turbine to produce electricity.
  • The tubes carry heated oil to a boiler, which sends live steam to a turbine.
  • Hunt agreed, noting that he had never worked on a live steam line and knew of no one who had.
  • Application of live steam shall not be directed on the concrete or on the forms so as to cause localized high temperatures.
  • The tubes would carry heated oil to a boiler that sends live steam to a steam turbine.
  • live steam was injected into hot coal or coke in the absence of air.
  • The cans should be sterilized according to approved effective technique with live steam following discharge of the patient.
British Dictionary definitions for live steam

live steam

/laɪv/
noun
1.
steam supplied directly from a boiler at full pressure, before it has performed any work
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