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primal earliest or original. [2 definitions]
primal therapy a psychological treatment in which the patient is encouraged to express the violent emotions of infancy by crying, screaming, shouting, or the like.
primaquine a synthetic chemical compound used in treating malaria.
primarily mainly; mostly; chiefly.
primary most essential, important, or prevalent; main; chief. [7 definitions]
primary accent the strongest stress or emphasis given to one syllable in a spoken word or to one word in an utterance; primary stress. [2 definitions]
primary cell a battery cell in which electric current is generated by an irreversible electrochemical reaction, and which therefore cannot be recharged efficiently.
primary color any one of the three basic colors of the spectrum from which all other colors can be made by blending. In paint, they are red, yellow, and blue.
primary school a school that includes the first three or four grades and sometimes kindergarten. [2 definitions]
primate any of the category of mammals that includes humans, monkeys, and apes.
primatology the branch of zoology that deals with the primates, esp. apes and early human forms.
prime first in importance, rank, or degree. [17 definitions]
prime meridian the meridian passing through Greenwich, England, used as a starting line for the measurement of longitude east and west.
prime minister the chief minister and head of the cabinet in parliamentary governments.
prime number a number, such as 2 or 11, that can be evenly divided only by itself or by 1.
primer1 a book that teaches basic principles, esp. a children's textbook that teaches reading.
primer2 one that primes. [3 definitions]
prime ribs (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a widely favored cut of beef, coming from the seven ribs in front of the loin.
prime time in television, the evening hours of programming, when the largest number of people are free to watch.
primeval of or suggestive of the first age or ages.
priming explosive powder or material. [3 definitions]