[ suh-pawr-tiv, -pohr- ]
/ səˈpɔr tɪv, -ˈpoʊr- /
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providing sympathy or encouragement: His family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer.
providing additional help, information, etc.; auxiliary: manufacturers of supportive materials.
Medicine/Medical. helping to maintain a normal physiological balance, as by the intravenous administration of required nutriment.
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OTHER WORDS FROM supportivesup·port·ive·ness, nounnon·sup·port·ive, adjectiveun·sup·port·ive, adjective
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How to use supportive in a sentence
A comparison group of 11 people waited eight weeks, then also received the two doses of psilocybin and supportive therapy.Psilocybin may help treat depression, a small study finds|Laura Sanders|November 17, 2020|Science News
It was unclear Thursday to what extent state attorneys general, who have separately sued the companies, are supportive of the tentative settlement.Johnson & Johnson, three other companies close in on $26 billion deal on opioid litigation|Joel Achenbach, Christopher Rowland, Katie Zezima, Aaron Davis|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
I will, of course be supportive of the new commission, and I will be supportive of the new ordinance.Voters Approved a Much Tougher Police Oversight Board – Now What?|Sara Libby|November 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Residents, though, are being very patient and supportive of the county.San Diegans Are Worried, But They Have Not Lost Trust|Scott Lewis and Kara Grant|November 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Much of that is due to a supportive culture that puts employees and families first, so that everyone can find a new balance between work and home, since everyone is at home.The 50 Best Places to Work in 2020|Ryan Van Bibber|November 3, 2020|Outside Online
British Dictionary definitions for supportive
/ (səˈpɔːtɪv) /
providing support, esp moral or emotional support
Derived forms of supportivesupportively, adverbsupportiveness, noun
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