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preparation

prep·a·ra·tion

preparation

 
pronunciation:
pre p reI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of getting something ready.
Giving a large party requires a lot of preparation.
similar words:
provision
definition 2: a state of being ready.
Gifts rested under the tree in preparation for Christmas.
definition 3: a mixture used as a medicine.
I rubbed the preparation on my gums to make them stop hurting.
similar words:
medicine
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