[ suhp-li-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈsʌp lɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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supplying a deficiency.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of suppletory
OTHER WORDS FROM suppletorysup·ple·to·ri·ly, adverb
Words nearby suppletory
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Example sentences 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?
Take not offence at the lack of all such suppletory arts and stratagems in thy servant, said poor Wet-eyes.
British Dictionary definitions for suppletory
/ (ˈsʌplɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /
archaic remedying deficiencies; supplementary
Derived forms of suppletorysuppletorily, adverb
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