Definition of preparative in English:


Syllabification: pre·par·a·tive
Pronunciation: /prēˈpe(ə)rətiv, -ˈpar-


  • 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.


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  • A thing that acts as a preparation: schools where parents send children as a preparative for worldly success




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