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preparative

noun pre·par·a·tive \ pri-ˈper-ə-tiv , pri-ˈpa-rə-tiv \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


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preparative

adjective

Definition of preparative

preparatively

adverb

Examples of preparative in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of preparative

circa 1530



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