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  1. prime

    • IPA[prʌɪm]


    • v.
      make (something) ready for use or action.;prepare (a firearm or explosive device) for firing or detonation
    • verb: prime, 3rd person present: primes, gerund or present participle: priming, past tense: primed, past participle: primed

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    • 1. make (something) ready for use or action.
    • prepare (a firearm or explosive device) for firing or detonation he grabbed a gun from a nearby wall and primed it 同義詞 prepare, load, set up, ready, make ready, ... 更多
    • cover (a surface) with a primer prime the new timber before painting the sill
    • pour or spray liquid into (a pump) before starting in order to seal the moving parts and facilitate its operation ensure a sufficient head of water is available to prime the pump
    • inject extra fuel into (the cylinder or carburettor of an internal combustion engine) in order to facilitate starting.
    • (of a steam engine or its boiler) mix water with the steam being passed into the cylinder.
    • induce a susceptibility or proclivity in (an animal, person, or tissue) artificial milk can prime the baby's body for future allergic reactions
    • serve as a starting material for (a polymerization process) the oligonucleotide might prime DNA polymerase activity at multiple sites
    • 2. prepare (someone) for a situation, typically by supplying them with relevant information the sentries had been primed to admit him without challenge 同義詞 brief, give information to, fill in, prepare, supply with facts, ... 更多