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1preparative

noun pre·par·a·tive \pri-ˈpa-rə-tiv\

Definition of PREPARATIVE

:  something that prepares the way for or serves as a preliminary to something else :  preparation

First Known Use of PREPARATIVE

14th century

Rhymes with PREPARATIVE

2preparative

adjective

Definition of PREPARATIVE

pre·par·a·tive·ly adverb

Examples of PREPARATIVE

  1. <preparative warning that the injection was going to cause a modest amount of pain>

First Known Use of PREPARATIVE

circa 1530

Rhymes with PREPARATIVE

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