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prime

(prīm) [L. primus, first]
1. The period of greatest health and strength.
2. To give an initial treatment in preparation for either a larger dose of the same medicine, or a different medicine.

prime

n : a cue given to prompt, facilitate or inhibit a particular response in experimental studies; or v : the act of presenting a prime.

prime

first grade or best quality.
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These important first steps will simplify access to public and private domain data for business users and prime the pump for the commerce-supported consumer models to come.
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William Rolinski, President, stated that "Our placement with Crestmark Bank gives us the funds to prime the pump on our construction schedule.