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priming

[prahy-ming] /ˈpraɪ mɪŋ/
noun
1.
the powder or other material used to ignite a charge.
2.
the act of a person or thing that primes.
3.
material used as a primer, or a first coat or layer of paint, size, etc.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; prime + -ing1
Related forms
self-priming, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-priming

priming

/ˈpraɪmɪŋ/
noun
1.
something used to prime
2.
a substance, used to ignite an explosive charge
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Word Origin and History for self-priming

priming

n.

"first coat of paint," c.1600, verbal noun from prime (v.). Meaning "gunpowder in the pan of a firearm" is from 1590s.

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