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priming

[ prahy-ming ]
/ ˈpraɪ mɪŋ /
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noun
the powder or other material used to ignite a charge.
the act of a person or thing that primes.
material used as a primer, or a first coat or layer of paint, size, etc.
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Origin of priming

First recorded in 1590–1600; prime + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM priming

self-priming, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for priming

priming
/ (ˈpraɪmɪŋ) /

noun
something used to prime
a substance, used to ignite an explosive charge
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