preparative(redirected from preparatives)
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Serving or tending to prepare or make ready; preliminary.
Something that prepares for or acts as a preliminary to something following.
serving to prepare; preparatory
something that prepares
pre•par•a•tive(prɪˈpær ə tɪv, -ˈpɛər-)
2. something that prepares; preparation.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin]