Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun priming

3 senses of priming

Sense 1
priming -- (the act of making something ready)
       => preparation, readying -- (the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun")

Sense 2
fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, priming -- (any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant)
       => lighter, light, igniter, ignitor -- (a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?")

Sense 3
flat coat, ground, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat -- (the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface)
       => coat of paint -- (a layer of paint covering something else)

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")

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