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  1. properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready: prepared for a hurricane.
  2. (of food) processed by the manufacturer or seller, by cooking, cleaning, or the like, so as to be ready to serve or use with little or no further preparation.
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Origin of prepared

First recorded in 1520–30; prepare + -ed2
Related formspre·par·ed·ly [pri-pair-id-lee, -paird-lee] /prɪˈpɛər ɪd li, -ˈpɛərd li/, adverbself-pre·pared, adjectivesu·per·pre·pared, adjectiveun·pre·pared, adjectiveun·pre·par·ed·ly, adverbwell-pre·pared, adjective
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adjective (well prepared when postpositive)
  1. suitably prepared in advance
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