Of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something
At or near the start of a period, development, or series
Preceding all others in time
Her initial reaction was an urge to crawl under the table.
With the initial shock out of the way, she focused on the facts.
Martha listened, her initial disappointment melting away.
The initial sensations passed, and he breathed deeply, finally able to focus as his body adjusted to the feel of the energy flowing through him.
"I was looking for somewhere I could get food," she said, reminded of her initial reason for wandering out of her room.