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preparative (adj.)

"serving or tending to prepare the way or make ready for something to follow," c. 1400, preparatif, from Old French preparatif and directly from Medieval Latin preparativus, from stem of Latin praeparare (see prepare).

updated on October 19, 2020

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Definitions of preparative from WordNet

preparative (adj.)
preceding and preparing for something;
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