Associations to the word «Primal»


PRIMAL, adjective. Being the first in time, or history.
PRIMAL, adjective. Being of greatest importance; primary.
PRIMAL, adjective. (meat trade) Being one of the pieces of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering, prior to division into smaller cuts.
PRIMAL CUT, noun. One of the pieces of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering.
PRIMAL HORDE, noun. (psychoanalysis) In Freudian psychoanalysis, an archetypal cathexis of the sons usurping their father's hierarchical position; the basis of the Oedipus complex, and sometimes resulting in totemism.
PRIMAL HORDES, noun. Plural of primal horde
PRIMAL SCENE, noun. (psychoanalysis) In Freudian theory, the first time a child witnesses (and understands) its parents copulating.
PRIMAL SCREAM, noun. (psychology) A scream produced during primal therapy
PRIMAL SCREAMS, noun. Plural of primal scream
PRIMAL THERAPY, noun. (psychology) A form of psychotherapy based on the reliving of traumatic experiences

Dictionary definition

PRIMAL, adjective. 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, adjective. 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".

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