Definition of primordial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//praɪˈmɔːdiəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//praɪˈmɔːrdiəl//
    [usually before noun] (formal)
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  1. 1existing at or from the beginning of the world synonym primeval
  2. 2(of a feeling or a desire) very basic synonym primeval primordial impulses
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin primordialis ‘first of all’, from primordius ‘original’, from primus ‘first’ + ordiri ‘begin’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: primordial