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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 of live steam
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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  • He peeled off the helmet and unzipped the suit which was reaching the thermal levels of a live-steam bath.

    Master of the Moondog Stanley Mullen
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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