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English definition of “primal”

primal

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈpraɪ.məl/ us  
relating to the time when human life on Earth began: The universe evolved from a densely packed primal inferno. formal basic and connected with an early stage of development: a primal urge to connect with nature primal fears
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