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preparative

[pri-par-uh-tiv, -pair-] /prɪˈpær ə tɪv, -ˈpɛər-/
adjective
noun
2.
something that prepares.
3.
Origin of preparative
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English preparatif < Middle French < Medieval Latin praeparātīvus. See preparation, -ive
Related forms
preparatively, adverb
nonpreparative, adjective
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preparative

/prɪˈpærətɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to prepare; preparatory
noun
2.
something that prepares
Derived Forms
preparatively, adverb
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