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primeadjective [not gradable]

 us   /prɑɪm/

prime adjective [not gradable] (MAIN/BEST)

most important, or of the best quality: You’re a prime candidate to be spending money on foolish things. This is a prime example of native Utah architecture. The hospital is located on prime Upper East Side property.

primeverb [T]

 us   /prɑɪm/

prime verb [T] (PREPARE)

to prepare someone or something for the next stage in a process: Their teachers are getting those kids primed for the tests. To prime a surface is to cover it with a special paint before the main paint is put on.
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