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safety valve

noun as in release for something at dangerous level

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Coffee aficionados who monitor the temperature of their coffee drinks like the safety valve of a nuclear reactor will probably be happier with hot milk.

According to a company report, when water gushed into a drum holding hot coke — an oil byproduct — the reaction triggered a safety valve that relieved the pressure.

The field hospital was built, in part, as a safety valve for times like this.

This safety valve allows citizens to sound the alarm and challenge those whose views are hateful and totalitarian.

[W] thout an exchange-rate safety valve you need an alternate way to rebalance economies.

A feed-pump forced water into the boilers; each had a safety-valve with a lever and weight.

The engine boy having fixed the safety-valve while he fished for eels, caused an explosion of the boiler.

But Judge Leslie understood and had much sympathy for his pupil—possibly believed in the virtue of the safety-valve.

Variance appeared to be necessary to their existence; a safety-valve, for the ill humors they could not throw out upon others.

These he set in the embers, by the side of the former, first opening a safety-valve in each.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to safety valve, such as: escape valve, means of escape, outlet, and relief valve.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.