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priming

Syllabification: prim·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈprīmiNG
 
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Definition of priming in English:

noun

1A substance that prepares something for use or action, in particular.
1.1 another term for primer1.
Example sentences
  • The spot was bright and lively now; but in winter it became necessary to place sandbags against the door, and to stuff up the keyhole against the wind and rain, which had worn the paint so thin that the priming and knotting showed through.
1.2Gunpowder placed in the pan of a firearm to ignite a charge.
Example sentences
  • All our .30 Carbine ammunition of the time had non-corrosive priming.
  • The priming of the Colibri drives its bullet at 375 fps and the Super Colibri clocks a bit faster at 500 fps.
  • CCI and Speer's Clean-Fire ammunition combines a TMJ bullet and a lead core completely encased in copper with a priming mixture that contains no lead, barium or other toxic elements.

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