safety valve

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safety valve

n.
1. A valve in a pressure container, as in a steam boiler, that automatically opens when pressure reaches a dangerous level.
2. An outlet for the release of repressed energy or emotion.

safety valve

n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a valve in a pressure vessel that allows fluid to escape when a predetermined level of pressure has been reached
2. a harmless outlet for emotion, energy, tension, etc

safe′ty valve`


n.
1. a device that opens to release a fluid before pressure reaches dangerous levels.
2. a harmless outlet for pent-up feelings.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.safety valve - a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler)safety valve - a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level
regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
valve - control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
Translations
صِمام الأمان
pojistný ventil
sikkerhedsventil
biztonsági szelep
öryggisventill
poistný ventil
emniyet supabı/valfı

safety valve

nvalvola di sicurezza

safe1

(seif) adjective
1. (negative unsafe) protected, or free (from danger etc). The children are safe from danger in the garden.
2. providing good protection. You should keep your money in a safe place.
3. unharmed. The missing child has been found safe and well.
4. not likely to cause harm. These pills are safe for children.
5. (of a person) reliable. a safe driver; He's a very fast driver but he's safe enough.
ˈsafeness noun
ˈsafely adverb
without harm or risk. He got home safely.
ˈsafety noun
the state of being safe. I worry about the children's safety on these busy roads; a place of safety; (also adjective) safety goggles; safety helmet.
ˈsafeguard noun
anything that gives security or protection. a safeguard against burglary.
verb
to protect. Put a good lock on your door to safeguard your property.
ˈsafety-belt noun
a fixed belt in a car or aircraft used to keep a passenger from being thrown out of the seat in an accident, crash etc.
safety lamp
a type of lamp used in mines that does not set fire to any inflammable gases there.
ˈsafety measures noun plural
They took safety measures to prevent another accident
ˈsafety-pin noun
a pin that has a cover over its point when it is closed.
safety valve
a valve eg on a pressure cooker that opens if the pressure of the steam in it becomes too great.
be on the safe side
to avoid risk or danger. I'll lock the door just to be on the safe side.
safe and sound
unharmed. He returned safe and sound.
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