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prim·ing

 (prī′mĭng)
n.
1. The act of one that primes.
2. The explosive used to ignite a charge.
3. A preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface.

priming

(ˈpraɪmɪŋ)
n
1. something used to prime
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a substance, used to ignite an explosive charge

prim•ing

(ˈpraɪ mɪŋ)

n.
1. the powder or other material used to ignite a charge.
2. the act of a person or thing that primes.
3. a first coat or layer of paint, size, etc.
[1590–1600]

priming

The application of a coat of white paint (usually zinc or lead) to a sized canvas in order to prepare it for painting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.priming - the act of making something ready
preparation, readying - the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun"
2.priming - any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
detonating fuse - a fuse containing an explosive
igniter, ignitor, lighter, light - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
safety fuse - a slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance
time-fuse - a fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb)
3.priming - the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surfacepriming - the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
coat of paint - a layer of paint covering something else
couch - a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
Translations
amorçage d’une tuyère

priming

[ˈpraɪmɪŋ]
A. Npreparación f; [of pump] → cebo m (Art) → primera capa f
B. CPD priming device Niniciador m
References in classic literature ?
Freshen the priming of your pistols--the midst of the falls is apt to dampen the brimstone--and stand firm for a close struggle, while I fire on their rush.
It will certainly be a duel which we shall have to fight," said the other, examining the priming of his pistols.
As to Athos, he went out without any mystery, took his horse, which was tied with those of his friends to the fastenings of the shutters, in four words convinced the attendant of the necessity of a vanguard for their return, carefully examined the priming of his pistols, drew his sword, and took, like a forlorn hope, the road to the camp.