Definition of preparative in English:

preparative

adjective

  • Preparatory.

    • ‘The last part of the book, ‘Tools and Methods for Experiments and Measurements’, encompasses a variety of preparative methods and experimental designs offering an insight into the formulation of emulsions and suspensions.’
    • ‘Research suggests that counterfactual comparisons help people draw preparative lessons for improved future performance.’
    • ‘She had already begun preparative work after she graduated from ENS.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    preliminary, initial, prior, introductory, prefatory, opening, basic, elementary, fundamental, rudimentary, preparative, precursory, initiatory
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noun

  • A thing that acts as a preparation.

    ‘schools where parents send children as a preparative for worldly success’

Pronunciation:

preparative

/prēˈperədiv/