Origin of prep

First recorded in 1860–65; by shortening

Definition for prep (2 of 2)

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British Dictionary definitions for prep (1 of 2)

prep

/ (prɛp) /

noun

informal short for preparation (def. 5), mainly US preparatory school

verb preps, prepping or prepped

(tr) to prepare (a patient) for a medical operation or procedure

British Dictionary definitions for prep (2 of 2)

prep.


abbreviation for

preparation
preparatory
preposition
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Medicine definitions for prep

prep

[ prĕp ]

v.

To prepare for a medical examination or surgical procedure.
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