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- That serves to prepare something
- preparative chromatography
- preliminary or preparatory
- preparative discussions
preparative (plural preparatives)
- Something to be done in preparation; a preliminary
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Herman Melville to this entry?)
- Necessary preparatives for our voyage.
- A preparative unto sermons.
- Feminine plural form of preparativo