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prɪˈpær ə tɪv, -ˈpɛər-prepar·a·tive
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preparatory, preparative, propaedeuticadjective
preceding and preparing for something
That serves to prepare something
preliminary or preparatory
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Having the power of preparing or qualifying.
Etymology: preparatis, Fr. from prepare.
Would men have spent toilsome days and watchful nights in the laborious quest of knowledge preparative to this work. Robert South, Sermons.
Etymology: preparatif, Fr. from prepare.
They tell us the profit of reading is singular, in that it serveth for a preparative unto sermons. Richard Hooker.
My book of advancement of learning may be some preparative or key for the better opening of the instauration. Francis Bacon.
Resolvedness in sin can, with no reason, be imagined a preparative to remission. Decay of Piety.
The miseries, which have ensued, may be yet, through thy mercy, preparatives to us of future blessings. Charles I .
Such a temper is a contradiction to repentance, as being founded in the destruction of those qualities, which are the only dispositions and preparatives to it. Robert South, Sermons.
What avails it to make all the necessary preparatives for our voyage, if we do not actually begin the journey. Dryden.
tending to prepare or make ready; having the power of preparing, qualifying, or fitting; preparatory
that which has the power of preparing, or previously fitting for a purpose; that which prepares
that which is done in the way of preparation
Etymology: [Cf. F. prparatif.]
The numerical value of preparative in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of preparative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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