Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prime

3 senses of prime

Sense 1
prime -- (insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine")
       => fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill")

Sense 2
prime, ground, undercoat -- (cover with a primer; apply a primer to)
       => paint -- (apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow")

Sense 3
prime -- (fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine")
       => fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")

Antonyms of adj primed

1 sense of primed

Sense 1
fit (predicate), primed (predicate), set (predicate) -- ((usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time")

INDIRECT (VIA ready) -> unready -- (not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue")

Similarity of adj primed

1 sense of primed

Sense 1
fit (predicate), primed (predicate), set (predicate) -- ((usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time")
       => ready (vs. unready) -- (completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read")

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