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adjective primitive pronunciation in American English /ˈprɪmətɪv/

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  1. 2
    very simple in design

    primitive tools

    a primitive camera

    1. a.
      old-fashioned, simple, and without modern features or comforts

      The conditions in the camp were fairly primitive.

      a remote and primitive cottage in the mountains

  2. 3
    natural and done or experienced without thinking

    a primitive instinct



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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