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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.
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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Iron supplementation during pregnancy does not increase the risk of contracting malaria, found a study published in September in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Babys Life is the first pregnancy drink in the world and has been specifically designed for responsible nutritional supplementation, before and during pregnancy to make a previous chore a pleasant experience with wellness character.
The University of Memphis' Heath & Sports Sciences Department recently presented a scientific poster titled "The Effects of MSM [methylsulfonylmethane] Supplementation on Knee Kinetics During Running, Muscle Strength and Muscle Soreness Following Eccentric Exercise-Induced Quadriceps Damage" at the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.
A meta-analysis of trials examining the effects of vitamin E supplementation in individuals with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) affirmed a benefit for the vitamin in association with several facets of the disease.
The recommendation is an update to the 2006 USPSTF recommendation, which also expressed uncertainty on whether iron supplementation is beneficial to pregnant women.
Haematological effect of iron supplementation in breast fed term low birth weight infants.
ABSTRACT : This study was carried out to investigate the effects of dietary sulfur (S) and vitamin E (Vit E) supplementation on the quality of beef from longissimus muscle of Hanwoo bulls.
Their results showed that as the supplementation level increased, dough development time increased from 3.
Efficacy of folic acid supplementation in stroke prevention: a meta-analysis.
Dietary supplementation with these nutrients has been shown to improve cognitive functioning in such individuals.
Here, we report that maternal dietary genistein supplementation of mice during gestation, at levels comparable with humans consuming high-soy diets, shifted the coat color of heterozygous viable yellow agouti ([A.
In the journal Diabetes Care, a team of investigators demonstrated that vitamins C and E, along with mineral supplementation (including magnesium), appear to improve kidney function in patients with type 2 diabetes and proved useful in addressing a common complication called diabetic nephropathy.

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