[ suh-pawr-tiv, -pohr- ]
/ səˈpɔr tɪv, -ˈpoʊr- /
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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British Dictionary definitions for supportiveness
/ (səˈpɔːtɪv) /
providing support, esp moral or emotional support
Derived forms of supportivesupportively, adverbsupportiveness, noun
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