[ suhp-li-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈsʌp lɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
supplying a deficiency.
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Origin of suppletory
OTHER WORDS FROM suppletorysup·ple·to·ri·ly, adverb
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Will you not, then, make it the beginning of some of the suppletory arts and stratagems of the spiritual life with yourselves?Bunyan Characters - Third Series|Alexander Whyte
British Dictionary definitions for suppletory
/ (ˈsʌplɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /
archaic remedying deficiencies; supplementary
Derived forms of suppletorysuppletorily, adverb
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