What is the meaning of primed?


  • Insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing.
    • usage: "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"
  • Cover with a primer; apply a primer to.
  • Fill with priming liquid.
    • usage: "prime a car engine"


  • Usually followed by `to' or `for'. ( on the point of or strongly disposed)
    • usage: "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"
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APAWordNet. (2010). primed. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/primed/definitions/1181358
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HarvardWordNet 2010, primed, Smart Define, viewed 18 January, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/primed/definitions/1181358>.
MLAWordNet. "primed" 23 October 2010. Web. 18 January 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/primed/definitions/1181358>
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