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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.


(ˌsʌp ləˈmɛn tl)

adj. n.
3. anything that is supplemental.
sup`ple•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.supplemental - functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches"
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
2.supplemental - added to complete or make up a deficiency; "produced supplementary volumes"
additive - characterized or produced by addition; "an additive process"


1. Forming or serving as a complement:
2. Used or held in reserve:


[ˌsʌplɪˈmentəl] ADJ (esp US) → suplementario


[ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntəl] adj (mainly US)
[dose] → complémentaire; [vitamins] → en complément, complémentaire
[funds, insurance, information, income] → complémentaire


adj (esp US) → zusätzlich


a. suplemental, adicional.

supplemental, supplementary

adj suplementario; (insurance) complementario (seguros)
References in classic literature ?
Queequeg's supplemental bolt remained unwithdrawn within.
Not only had barrels of beef and bread been given away to make room for the far more valuable sperm, but additional supplemental casks had been bartered for, from the ships she had met; and these were stowed along the deck, and in the captain's and officers' staterooms.
These and similar other safeguards of individual liberty they had in mock-earnest drawn up and signed on their marriage eve, as a sort of supplemental wedding service.
To the proofs and remarks which former papers have brought into view on this subject, it may be added that without this supplemental provision, the great and essential power of regulating foreign commerce would have been incomplete and ineffectual.
Can you tell me if what you encountered was of the species, ursus horribilis--with the ears, rounded--front, arquated--eyes--destitute of the remarkable supplemental lid--with six incisores, one false, and four perfect molares--"
He then commissioned Maggy to return with his replies, and gave her the shilling of which the failure of her supplemental enterprise would have disappointed her otherwise.
Bella helped him with his supplemental cookery, and made him very happy, but put him in mortal terror too by asking him when they sat down at table again, how he supposed they cooked fowls at the Greenwich dinners, and whether he believed they really were such pleasant dinners as people said?
Summit Also Features Three Additional Sessions with Supplemental Health Care Leadership
The use of supplemental oxygen is an important component of disease management in patients diagnosed with a variety of cardiac and/or pulmonary disease or dysfunction, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease (ILD), heart failure (HF), and cystic fibrosis (CF).
For many years, NASCUS was one of few voices supporting supplemental capital.
The following supplemental prospectus has been approved by the UK
In addition to these standard Medicaid payments, most states make supplemental payments to certain providers, which are also matched by federal funds.

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