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English definition of “prime”

prime

verb [T]     /praɪm/
to tell someone something that will prepare them for a particular situation: I'd been primed so I knew not to mention her son.Preparing to cover the surface of wood with a special paint before the main paint is put onCarpentry and joineryCovering and adding layers to make a bomb or gun ready to explode or firePreparingDetonation and bombardment
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