preparative

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

adjective

noun

something that prepares.

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Origin of preparative

1400–50; late Middle English preparatif<Middle French <Medieval Latin praeparātīvus.See preparation, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM preparative

pre·par·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·pre·par·a·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for preparative

preparative
/ (prɪˈpærətɪv) /

adjective

serving to prepare; preparatory

noun

something that prepares

Derived forms of preparative

preparatively, adverb
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