Origin of preparative
Related Words for preparativepreparatory, inaugural, previous, preliminary, anterior, basic, beginning, early, elementary, incipient, initial, opening, original, prefatory, primary, prior, provisional, rudimentary, initiatory, inductive
Examples from the Web for preparative
Historical Examples of preparative
But the preparative for a public appearance is not yet complete.
Every thing that met the eye in Paris was a preparative for war.
Worming is generally resorted to as a preparative for serving.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
This action is also a preparative to a renewal of the gracious experience.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
May not this stage of being then be only an introduction to a preparative for another?Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.)
- serving to prepare; preparatory
- something that prepares