suppletory

[ suhp-li-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈsʌp lɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

supplying a deficiency.

Nearby words

  1. supplementary angles,
  2. supplementary story,
  3. supplementation,
  4. suppletion,
  5. suppletive,
  6. supplex,
  7. suppliance,
  8. suppliancy,
  9. suppliant,
  10. suppliantly

Origin of suppletory

1620–30; < Late Latin supplētōrius, equivalent to supplē(re) (see suppletion) + -tōrius -tory1

Related formssup·ple·to·ri·ly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for suppletory

  • Will you not, then, make it the beginning of some of the suppletory arts and stratagems of the spiritual life with yourselves?



British Dictionary definitions for suppletory

suppletory

/ (ˈsʌplɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

archaic remedying deficiencies; supplementary
Derived Formssuppletorily, adverb

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