Pre*par"a*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. pr'eparatif.]

Tending to prepare or make ready; having the power of preparing, qualifying, or fitting; preparatory.

Laborious quest of knowledge preparative to this work. South.


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Pre*par"a*tive, n.


That which has the power of preparing, or previously fitting for a purpose; that which prepares.

"A preparative unto sermons."



That which is done in the way of preparation.

"Necessary preparatives for our voyage."



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