preparative

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

preparative (comparative more preparative, superlative most preparative)

  1. That serves to prepare something
    preparative chromatography
  2. preliminary or preparatory
    preparative discussions

Noun[edit]

preparative (plural preparatives)

  1. Something to be done in preparation; a preliminary
    • Dryden
      Necessary preparatives for our voyage.
    • Hooker
      A preparative unto sermons.
    • Herman Melville
      All wars are boyish, and are fought by boys, / The champions and enthusiasts of the state: / Turbid ardors and vain joys / Not barrenly abate— / Stimulants to the power mature, / Preparatives of fate.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

preparative

  1. Feminine plural form of preparativo

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