verb[with object] (usually as adjective pre-prepared)
- Prepare or produce (something, especially food) in advance: a takeaway or pre-prepared mealMore example sentences
- It highlighted how many school kitchens were now only used to heat up pre-prepared food and too few children were choosing healthy options.
- In England, we eat more pre-prepared foods and ready-meals; we eat fast food both in and outside the home.
- His observation that the more cooking programmes we watch on TV, the more pre-prepared ready meals we eat made me laugh out loud.