midst-ream

midstream

[mid-streem]
noun
1.
the middle of a stream.
2.
the middle period of a process, course, or the like.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English myddstreme. See mid-, stream

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midstream (ˈmɪdˌstriːm)
 
n
1.  the middle of a stream or river
2.  the middle of a process or action: they tried to change the rules in midstream
 
adv, —adj
3.  in or towards the middle of a stream or river: moored midstream

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