live-steam

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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