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starter
  • noun
    A person or thing that starts in a specified way. (I'm just a slow starter)
    An automatic device for starting a machine, especially the engine of a vehicle. (the starter motor)
    The first course of a meal; an appetizer. (Even at buffet dinners, it is advisable to stick to the usual schedule of salads, soups, starters, main course and dessert.)
    (Then a starter culture of lactic streptococci and lactobacilli bacteria is added.)

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