preparative

[pri-par-uh-tiv, -pair-]

adjective

noun

something that prepares.

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

adjective

serving to prepare; preparatory

noun

something that prepares
Derived Formspreparatively, adverb
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