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bol·ster

 (bōl′stər)
n.
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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