Definition of Primus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈprʌɪməs/

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A brand of portable cooking stove that burns vaporized oil.
Example sentences
  • Instruments were sterilised using a pressure cooker (later an autoclave) on a Primus stove.
  • The alcohol was so strong it was used for burning the stubble of plucked chickens and for Primus stoves and Tilley lamps.
  • As a volunteer for the Royal Air Force, he developed improved mountain rescue methods and in Northern Ireland researched prepacked rations for the flying boats, negating the need for vegetable sacks and a Primus stove on board.

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