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primordial

pri·mor·di·al

primordial

 
pronunciation:
praI mor di l
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being earliest; existing at or from the beginning.
These were the primordial gases of the planet's atmosphere.
definition 2: fundamental or original.
Though raised in captivity, the lion had not lost its primordial instincts.
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derivation: primordially (adv.)
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