live steam

[lahyv]
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:
1870–75, Americanism

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live steam (laɪv)
 
n
steam supplied directly from a boiler at full pressure, before it has performed any work

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Example sentences
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.
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