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.
Origin of supportive
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Contemporary Examples of unsupportive
Across the world, women are held back from science careers by unsupportive teachers and restrictive biases.Geeking Out: Uganda’s Women are Creating the Next Generation of Girl Geeks
January 5, 2014
providing support, esp moral or emotional support
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