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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of prime.
  • adj. prepared for use or action

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Intoxicated.
  • Spotted from disease.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed


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  • I had been waiting for his call primed with a remark which had not occurred to me till after he had gone away.

    Chance A Tale in Two Parts

  • He realized he would have to become the Philosopher’s Stone himself, his brain primed by this device utilizing the secrets he so fortuitously discovered …

    That Elusive Ingredient… That… SPARK!

  • Their intense emphasis on reducing budget deficits "primed" participants to focus on deficits rather than on the needs of retirees when evaluating Social Security policy.

    Lawrence Jacobs: Deficits, Social Security, and the American Public

  • When a person is exposed to a list of words (or "primed") in one setting, than later asked to come up with words from a specific category, say "types of fruit," in another setting, the person is more likely to name fruit that had appeared during the priming session than fruit that hadn't.

    You Didn’t Plagiarize, Your Unconscious Did

  • For some of the volunteers, they "primed" their political identity with photos of party leaders and party logos; the idea was to bring this particular strand of identity to the mind's forefront.

    Identity and Ideology

  • So I was kind of primed for the vicarious necro-erotic thrill of seeing this very real young woman hung up for hurting like a pinata but when the scene rolled around I already had one foot out the door.

    Lorna doomed

  • So basically, the figures amounted to nothing more than a "primed" figure.

    New Clothes For Old Veterans

  • For instance, it does not matter what background or culture we belong too, we are still "primed" by a pretty face.

    Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder

  • Now in industrial-strength concentrations one can't even keep this stuff in glass it eats glass, so there's going to be some interesting evolutionary thinking, where these people's intestines have been 'primed' with 'natural plastics', polyethylene-like substances.

    how does one reverse global warming?

  • And, last but not least, here's the coolest sump-pump-baking-trivia...the sump pump must to be "primed" with 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil every time you start it...which, of course, they provide in 3 little plastic packages!

    Sump Pump Queen Reigns


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