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English noun: priming

1. priming (act) the act of making something ready

Broader (hypernym)preparation, readying

2. priming (artifact) any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

Synonymsfuse, fusee, fuze, fuzee, primer

Broader (hypernym)igniter, ignitor, light, lighter

Narrower (hyponym)detonating fuse, safety fuse, time-fuse

3. priming (artifact) the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

Synonymsflat coat, ground, primer, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat

Broader (hypernym)coat of paint

Narrower (hyponym)couch

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