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A long narrow pillow or cushion.
tr.v. bol·stered, bol·ster·ing, bol·sters
1. To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
2. To buoy up or hearten: Visitors bolstered the patient's morale.

[Middle English, from Old English; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.]

bol′ster·er n.
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WLAN interworking will be bolstered by Swisscom over the coming months, tested rigorously and is due to go live in the second half of 2015.
Because the sandbars and beaches bolstered by the 2004 flood may have more gently sloping surfaces than those reshaped by the 1996 flood, Parnell says that he's hopeful that they'll last somewhat longer.
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Top executives will enjoy as much as a $4,500 increase over the year, and all employees will be offered bolstered benefits and increases to the employee savings plan.
The gene pool of beleaguered Florida Everglades panthers will be bolstered, it is hoped, when they meet and mate with a pair of mountain lions relocated from Texas.
Instead, the researchers say any increase in flow could be the response to the earlier break-up of a more extensive offshore ice shelf that had slowed the glacier's flow--an idea bolstered by computer models of glaciers.