Definition of preparative in English:

preparative

Line breaks: pre|para|tive
Pronunciation: /prɪˈparətɪv
 
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adjective

Preparatory.
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  • She had already begun preparative work after she graduated from ENS.
  • For bone marrow transplantation, to get a stem cell transplant to work, you need to treat the host with lethal doses of preparative irradiation, which has severe side effects.
  • More than 30 companies will be represented at the Trade Exhibition where they will occupy over 70 stands displaying and demonstrating a variety of microscopes, accessories, preparative equipment and consumables.

noun

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A preparatory act, procedure, or circumstance: parents send children to these schools as a preparative for worldly success
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  • Even officially negotiated treaties were rather the preparatives for disputes than securities for peace.
  • Traherne continues to be instructive: ‘Flight is but the preparative: the sight / Is deep and infinite ’.
  • In firing by grand divisions, the centre officer falls back, on the preparative, into the fourth rank, and is replaced by the covering serjeant.

Derivatives

preparatively

adverb

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