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Definition 1: having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where primal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aboriginal forests
  • primal eras before the appearance of life on earth
  • the forest primeval
  • primordial matter
  • primordial forms of life

Synonyms for primal in the sense of this definition

(primal is similar to ...) at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

"early morning" "an early warning" "early diagnosis" "an early death" "took early retirement" "an early spring" "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

Definition 2: serving as an essential component - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where primal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cardinal rule
  • the central cause of the problem
  • an example that was fundamental to the argument
  • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

Synonyms for primal in the sense of this definition

(primal is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

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