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Noun: priming  prI-ming
  1. The act of making something ready
     
  2. Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    - fuse, fuze [N. Amer], fusee, fuzee [N. Amer], primer
     
  3. The first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
    - flat coat, ground, primer, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat
Verb: prime  prIm
  1. Insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
    "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
     
  2. Cover with a primer; apply a primer to
    - ground, undercoat
     
  3. Fill with priming liquid
    "prime a car engine"

Derived forms: primings

Type of: coat of paint, fill, fill up, fix, gear up, igniter, ignitor, light, lighter, make full, paint, preparation, prepare, ready, readying, set, set up

Encyclopedia: Priming

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