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[ suhp-luh-men-tl ]


  1. (of a pleading, an affidavit, etc.) added to furnish what is lacking or missing.


  1. anything that is supplemental:

    supplementals attached to the bill in committee.

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Other Words From

  • supple·mental·ly adverb
  • nonsup·ple·mental adjective
  • nonsup·ple·mental·ly adverb
  • presup·ple·mental adjective
  • unsup·ple·mental adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of supplemental1

First recorded in 1595–1605; supplement + -al 1

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Example Sentences

With supplemental irrigation, it doesn’t matter if the rain comes at the wrong time.

From Time

He and other city officials called the delays particularly troublesome after residents risked exposure to the coronavirus to staff the polls — and because many people are out of work and relying on supplemental income during the pandemic.

Commissions for some supplemental products can be as high as 40%, and bonuses could be as high as $150,000 for a single employer group.

One 83-year-old heart and lung patient on New Year’s Eve waited in line for five hours in his car with his wife, breathing with the help of a supplemental oxygen tank.

From Fortune

Lawmakers and aides say it would establish a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefits and $600 direct stimulus payments to most Americans.

From Fortune

And keeping the wait times down may have been a lucrative source of supplemental income for VA employees involved.

Half of the 47 million on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) are children.

McCauley revealed that episode in a “supplemental” report, dated nearly a month after the grand-jury verdict.

The old unreformed Congress had enacted the Supplemental Security Income program in 1971.

A Republican leadership aide, asked if there was any discussion of a supplemental funding bill, said simply: “Not yet.”

The quantity that may be expelled by the most forcible expiration (supplemental air) is about 100 cubic inches.

The spirit and principles of this treaty to be supported on either side by any necessary supplemental arrangements.

In the execution of their duties they were to be governed by the provisions of the supplemental act.

It gave the first opportunity to test the cooperation between the government and its supplemental handmaiden, the Red Cross.

In 1708 another Act was passed, supplemental to the one of 1703, and added stripes as a penalty for non-payment of fines.





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