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Preparative   Listen
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Preparative  adj.  Tending to prepare or make ready; having the power of preparing, qualifying, or fitting; preparatory. "Laborious quest of knowledge preparative to this work."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Preparative" Quotes from Famous Books



... five, and five make ten, and ten make twenty. "Item, on the 24th, a small, insinuative clyster, preparative and gentle, to soften, moisten, and refresh the bowels of Mr. Argan." What I like about Mr. Fleurant, my apothecary, is that his bills are always civil. "The bowels of Mr. Argan." All the same, Mr. Fleurant, ...
— The Imaginary Invalid - Le Malade Imaginaire • Moliere

... immediately suspected that somebody had come to tell him that somebody else was robbing him, or otherwise trying to get the better of him, he came down promptly and softly. He had been clearing his head with a lotion of cold water, as a good preparative to providing hot water for the heads of the jury, and had been reading with the neck of his shirt thrown wide open that he might the more freely choke the opposite witnesses. In consequence, he came down, looking rather wild. Seeing Physician, the least expected of men, he looked wilder ...
— Little Dorrit • Charles Dickens



Words linked to "Preparative" :   preceding, preparatory, prepare, propaedeutic



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