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Origin of prep

First recorded in 1860–65; by shortening

Other definitions for prep (2 of 3)

PrEP
[ prep ]
/ prɛp /

noun Medicine/Medical.
pre-exposure prophylaxis: the prevention of a disease such as HIV or hepatitis A through the use of pills or vaccine, administered typically to those whose risk of contracting the disease is substantial.

Other definitions for prep (3 of 3)

prep.

abbreviation
preparation.
preparatory.
prepare.
preposition.
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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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Medical definitions for prep

prep
[ prĕp ]

v.
To prepare for a medical examination or surgical procedure.
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