Pronunciation: (pri-pârd'), [key]
1. properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready: prepared for a hurricane.
2. (of food) processed by the manufacturer or seller, by cooking, cleaning, or the like, so as to be ready to serve or use with little or no further preparation.
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