"primes" in the noun sense
1. prime, prime quantity
a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself
2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
the second canonical hour about 6 a.m.
4. prime, prime of life
the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
"primes" in the verb sense
insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
"prime a cannon"
"prime a mine"
2. prime, ground, undercoat
cover with a primer apply a primer to
fill with priming liquid
"prime a car engine"
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