Synonyms of priming


1. priming, preparation, readying

usage: the act of making something ready

2. fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, priming, lighter, light, igniter, ignitor

usage: any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

3. flat coat, ground, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat, coat of paint

usage: the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface


1. prime, fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set

usage: insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon"; "prime a mine"

2. prime, ground, undercoat, paint

usage: cover with a primer; apply a primer to

3. prime, fill, fill up, make full

usage: fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine"

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