Prime

Prime

, v. i. 1. To be renewed, or as at first. [Obs.]
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Night's bashful empress, though she often wane,
As oft repeats her darkness, primes again.
Quarles.
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2. To serve as priming for the charge of a gun.
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3. To work so that foaming occurs from too violent ebullition, which causes water to become mixed with, and be carried along with, the steam that is formed; -- said of a steam boiler.
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