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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

first grade or best quality.
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There are certainly 1,000 things anyone of us might do, but let me offer a short list to prime the pump.
You prime the pump for potential contacts and your host doesn't feel he must baby-sit you all night," says Lloyd.