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Meaning of PRIMAL

Pronunciation:  'prImul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
  2. [adj]  serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

PRIMAL is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: aboriginal, cardinal, central, early, fundamental, important, key, of import, primaeval, primeval, primordial



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pri"mal\, a. [LL. primalis, fr. L. primus the first. See
{Prime}, a.]
First; primary; original; chief.

      It hath the primal eldest curse upon it. --Shak.

      The primal duties shine aloft like stars. --Wordsworth.