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priming (n.)

"first coat of paint or other material given to any surface," c. 1600, verbal noun from prime (v.). Meaning "act of priming a firearm" is by 1590s; that of "gunpowder in the pan of a firearm" is from 1620s.

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Definitions of priming from WordNet

priming (n.)
the act of making something ready;
priming (n.)
any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant;
Synonyms: fuse / fuze / fusee / fuzee / primer
priming (n.)
the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface;
Synonyms: flat coat / ground / primer / primer coat / priming coat / undercoat
From wordnet.princeton.edu