The action or process of preparing or being prepared for use or consideration.

A substance that is specially made up, especially a medicine or food.
“there are several effective preparations you can buy over the counter”
synonyms: mixture, compound, concoction, composition, blend, amalgam, solution, suspension,emulsion, tincture, medicine, potion, cream, ointment, lotion
“a preparation such as benzyl benzoate is needed to kill off the mites”