properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready: prepared for a hurricane.
(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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective (well prepared when postpositive)

suitably prepared in advance
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