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safety valve in Engineering topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsafety valveˈsafety valve noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TEa part of a machine that allows gas, steam etc to escape when the pressure becomes too great2 MPsomething that allows you to get rid of strong feelings without doing any harm 🔊 Being able to express emotion is a healthy safety valve for the relationship.
Examples from the Corpus
safety valveDo these eruptions act as a safety valve or will they lead to a cataclysm?So far the devaluation has acted as a safety valve for the most immediate pressures.Fortuitously, the advancing Union forces operated as a safety valve.Humor can be a safety valve in high pressure situations.Then an interesting phenomenon takes place: they become a safety valve.It is a safety valve, you might say a brothel of the mind.Sometimes, a safety valve may be fitted into the boiler flow pipe; a draincock is always fitted in the return.