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[mass noun] The middle of a stream or river:‘the ferry was moving out into midstream’
- ‘In midstream however the croc suddenly dives leaving the frog struggling with the current.’
- ‘It is a great sight, with ant-like streams pouring across long pontoons over the river's shallow sandy banks to innumerable craft moored midstream.’
- ‘In fact, a good number of them collapsed midstream and went with the water.’
- ‘This is particularly important when the wind is in your face and you want to hold the float on line either far bank or midstream.’
(of urine) passed in the middle part of an act of urinating.
- ‘A midstream clean-catch technique usually is adequate in men and women.’
- ‘It's important to remember you should use midstream urine for the most accurate result.’
- ‘Urine specimens generally are obtained by a midstream clean-catch technique, and one study showed that cleansing does not decrease contamination rates in adults.’
- ‘Like the chemical analysis, the urine must be collected by the midstream or clean catch technique.’
- ‘All the women who agreed to participate provided a midstream urine specimen that their general practitioner tested immediately with a standard urine dipstick and then sent for microbiological examination and culture.’
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