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supplement

See also: supplément

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin supplementum (that which is added to supply a shortage), from supplere (to provide something).

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NounEdit

supplement (plural supplements)

  1. Something added, especially to make up for a deficiency.
    • 2013 March 1, David S. Senchina, “Athletics and Herbal Supplements”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 134: 
      Athletes' use of herbal supplements has skyrocketed in the past two decades. At the top of the list of popular herbs are echinacea and ginseng, whereas garlic, St. John's wort, soybean, ephedra and others are also surging in popularity or have been historically prevalent.
  2. An extension to a document or publication that adds information, corrects errors or brings up to date.
  3. An additional section of a newspaper devoted to a specific subject.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 4, The Younger Set[1]:
      “Mid-Lent, and the Enemy grins,” remarked Selwyn as he started for church with Nina and the children. Austin, knee-deep in a dozen Sunday supplements, refused to stir ; …
  4. (geometry) An angle that, when added to a given angle, makes 180°; a supplementary angle.
  5. (nutrition, bodybuilding): A vitamin, herbal extract, or chemical compound included with a diet to enhance muscular development.

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VerbEdit

supplement (third-person singular simple present supplements, present participle supplementing, simple past and past participle supplemented)

  1. To provide or make a supplement to something.

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