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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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This study was planned to investigate the effects of betaine supplementation on growth performance and immunity in broilers under natural summer stress.
It has been found that vitamin D supplementation is effective in prevention of exacerbations in asthmatic patients.
Present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of by-pass fat supplementation on milk production, composition and weight gain in Sahiwal cows.
Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respirator tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data.
Background: Studies on humans have shown the beneficial effects of zinc supplementation in patients with diabetes.
Objective: To see the role of Vitamin D supplementation on physical status of patients suffering from Congestive Heart Failure (dilated cardiomyopathy).
However, benefits of supplementation of grazing cattle with nitrogenous compounds in the rainy season have been reported (Zervoudakis et al.
A British study of more than 500,000 men and women found that calcium and vitamin D supplementation is not not associated with a greater risk of hospitalization due to heart disease, any cardiovascular events, or death related to either of those causes.
Comment: In this study, vitamin D supplementation improved winter-related eczema in Mongolian children, a population likely to have vitamin D deficiency in the winter.
Recently, antioxidant supplementation has become a common practice among both the professional and amateur athletes (5).
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.
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.

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