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sup·ple·ment

 (sŭp′lə-mənt)
n.
1. Something added to complete a thing, make up for a deficiency, or extend or strengthen the whole.
2. A section added to a book or document to give further information or to correct errors.
3. A separate section devoted to a special subject inserted into a periodical, such as a newspaper.
tr.v. (-mĕnt′) sup·ple·ment·ed, sup·ple·ment·ing, sup·ple·ments
To provide or form a supplement to.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin supplēmentum, from supplēre, to complete; see supply.]

sup′ple·men·tar′i·ty (-târ′ĭ-tē) n.
sup′ple·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -trē), sup′ple·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
sup′ple·men·ta′tion (-mĕn-tā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supplementation - a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
increment, increase - the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
2.supplementation - the act of supplementing
expanding upon, expansion - adding information or detail
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Washington, July 18 (ANI): A natural form of vitamin E called alpha-tocotrienol, if used for 10 weeks as preventive supplementation, can protect against brain damage after a stroke, a new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has shown.
Washington, July 6 (ANI): A natural form of vitamin E called alpha-tocotrienol, if used for 10 weeks as preventive supplementation, can protect against brain damage after a stroke, a new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has shown.