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complemental

[kom-pluh-men-tl]
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adjective
  1. complementary; completing.
  2. Obsolete.
    1. accomplished.
    2. ceremonious.
    3. complimentary.
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Origin of complemental

First recorded in 1595–1605; complement + -al1
Related formscom·ple·men·tal·ly, adverbun·com·ple·men·tal, adjectiveun·com·ple·men·tal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for complemental

compatible, corresponding, supplemental, completing

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Historical Examples of complemental

  • It is as true as his thought of God; yet like that it needs its complemental truth.

    Christianity and Modern Thought

    Various

  • He blended the complemental conceptions of divinity and humanity.

  • The word "great" in his code should have been "gage," and its complemental words "of battle."

    Whirligigs

    O. Henry

  • On the males and complemental males of certain Cirripedes, and on rudimentary structures.

    Life of Charles Darwin

    G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany

  • Since these dwarf males pair, not with females, but with hermaphrodites, Darwin termed them “complemental” males.