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prep

noun \ ˈprep \

Definition of prep

3 :a preliminary trial for a racehorse

Examples of prep in a Sentence

  1. Painting a room involves a lot of prep.

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First Known Use of prep

1862


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prep

verb

Definition of prep

prepped; prepping
intransitive verb
1 :to attend preparatory school
2
[short for prepare]
:to get ready
transitive verb
:prepare; especially :to prepare for an operation or examination
  • nurses prepped the patient

Examples of prep in a Sentence

  1. She spent all night prepping for the test.

  2. The runners are prepping themselves for the race.

  3. It took me about 20 minutes to prep the vegetables.

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First Known Use of prep

1909


PrEP

abbreviation

Definition of PrEP

pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that PrEP, when used consistently, can reduce the risk of H.I.V. infection by up to 92 percent.
  • —Ginia Bellafante

PREP Defined for English Language Learners

prep

verb

Definition of prep for English Language Learners

  • : to make yourself ready for something

  • : to make (someone or something) ready for something


PREP Defined for Kids

prep

abbreviation

Definition of prep for Students

preposition

Medical Dictionary

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prep

noun \ ˈprep \

medical Definition of prep

:the act or an instance of preparing a patient for a surgical operation
  • the nurse had three preps to do

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prep

transitive verb

medical Definition of prep

prepped; prepping
:to prepare for a surgical operation or examination
  • prep the patient for an appendectomy


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