Nearby words

  1. preordain,
  2. preordained,
  3. preosteoblast,
  4. preowned,
  5. preoxygenation,
  6. prep school,
  7. prep.,
  8. prepack,
  9. prepackage,
  10. prepackaged

Origin of prep

First recorded in 1860–65; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for prepping

prep

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
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Word Origin and History for prepping
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Medicine definitions for prepping

prep

[prĕp]

v.

To prepare for a medical examination or surgical procedure.

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