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Dictionary definition for: Prime

1. (n) a number that has no factor but itself and 1

2. (v) insert a primer into (a gun, mine, charge, etc.) preparatory to detonation or firing; "prime a cannon" "prime a mine"

3. (n) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

4. (v) cover with a primer; apply a primer to

5. (n) the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.

6. (v) fill with priming liquid; "prime a car engine"

7. (n) the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest

8. (a) of or relating to or being an integer that cannot be factored into other integers; "prime number"

9. (s) at the best stage; "our manhood''s prime vigor"- Robert Browning

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