something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole.
a part added to a book, document, etc., to supply additional or later information, correct errors, or the like.
a part, usually of special character, issued as an additional feature of a newspaper or other periodical.
Geometry. the quantity by which an angle or an arc falls short of 180° or a semicircle.
to complete, add to, or extend by a supplement.
to form a supplement or addition to.
to supply (a deficiency).
- sup·ple·ment·er, noun
- un·sup·ple·ment·ed, adjective
- well-sup·ple·ment·ed, adjective
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How to use supplement in a sentence
Science News contributing correspondent Laura Beil examines the data on those and other supplements.
In their stead he brought on assets such as vitamins, supplements, and food allergy treatments and sharpened the focus on coffee.This snack food giant wants to wean us off our lockdown cravings | Bernhard Warner | November 7, 2020 | Fortune
While the brand offers supplements for antioxidants and anti-inflammatory purposes, among other diet and health needs, perhaps the two things we all need help with most these days are energy and sleep.Gift Guide: The best beauty and wellness presents of 2020 | Rachel King | November 1, 2020 | Fortune
Some studies have looked at outcomes of patients who routinely take certain supplements — and found some promising hints.Can supplements really help fight COVID-19? Here’s what we know and don’t know | Laura Beil | October 16, 2020 | Science News
As supplements, BCAAs can be consumed in the form of Crystal Light-esque powders gym goers mix into water during and after a workout.BCAA supplements can enhance your workout, but should you take them? | Amy Schellenbaum | September 10, 2020 | Popular-Science
If they do, the jobs are low-level, part-time, temporary, insecure, and require supplementing with freelancing.How to Get Laid in Brooklyn a la Adelle Waldman’s Nifty Novel of Manners | Tom LeClair | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unlike Social Security and Medicare, which were new programs, Obamacare would be supplementing and replacing current systems.Nixon, Obama, and How We Lost Trust in the U.S. Government | Stuart Stevens | October 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Supplementing a diet with bugs is not only nutritious but reduces pollution, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization writes.Cicadas, Grasshoppers, Locusts, Ants Among the Tastiest Insects | Nina Strochlic | May 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Recent secretaries tend to retire, like Colin Powell, occasionally supplementing their pensions by giving speeches.What Will Hillary Clinton Do After Leaving the State Department? | Josh Dzieza | January 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 1894 the policy of supplementing other resources received a partial sanction from Parliament.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
The “laws of the city of London” were apparently drawn up with the express design of supplementing defective law.The Influence and Development of English Gilds | Francis Aiden Hibbert
Supplementing the present curriculum by post-graduate courses will hardly suffice.
In the same year the pernicious principle of supplementing wages from the rates was carried to its full extent.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
The Captain, who has charge of our commissariat, never misses a chance of supplementing our rations.In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for supplement
an addition designed to complete, make up for a deficiency, etc
a section appended to a publication to supply further information, correct errors, etc
a magazine or section inserted into a newspaper or periodical, such as one with colour photographs issued every week
either of a pair of angles whose sum is 180°
an arc of a circle that when added to another arc forms a semicircle: Abbreviation: sup, supp
(tr) to provide a supplement to, esp in order to remedy a deficiency
- supplementation, noun
- supplementer, noun
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