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supplement

sup·ple·ment

supplement

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suh pl mnt
definition 1: something necessary to complete a whole or make up for a deficiency.
The doctor recommended that I take a vitamin supplement.
synonyms:
addition, augmentation, complement
definition 2: something extra or additional, esp. a section of a book or newspaper.
I enjoy the book supplement in Sunday's paper.They've published a supplement that corrects the first edition.
synonyms:
addendum, extra
similar words:
accessory, appendix
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: suh pl ment
inflections: supplemented, supplementing, supplements
definition: to be a supplement to; provide an addition to.
These articles will supplement the textbook.You should supplement your diet with vitamin E and calcium.
synonyms:
augment, complement
similar words:
accompany, add, boost, complete, enlarge, extend, fortify, increase, piece, raise, reinforce
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derivations: supplemental (adj.), supplementation (n.)