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preparative

[ pri-par-uh-tiv, -pair- ]
/ prɪˈpær ə tɪv, -ˈpɛər- /
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adjective

preparatory.

noun

something that prepares.

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prepackage, prepackaged, prepacked, prepaid, preparation, preparative, preparatively, preparator, preparatory, preparatory school, prepare

Origin of preparative

1400–50; late Middle English preparatif < Middle French < Medieval Latin praeparātīvus. See preparation, -ive
Related formspre·par·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·pre·par·a·tive, adjective
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preparative

/ (prɪˈpærətɪv) /

adjective

serving to prepare; preparatory

noun

something that prepares
Derived Formspreparatively, adverb
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