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      n   added feature, addendum, addition, add-on, appendix, codicil, complement, extra, insert, postscript, pull-out, sequel  
      vb   add, augment, complement, extend, fill out, reinforce, supply, top up  
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  ( supplements    plural & 3rd person present)   ( supplementing    present participle)   ( supplemented    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you supplement something, you add something to it in order to improve it.  
...people doing extra jobs outside their regular jobs to supplement their incomes...      V n  
I suggest supplementing your diet with vitamins E and A.      V n with n  
      Supplement is also a noun., n-count   oft N to n  
Business sponsorship must be a supplement to, not a substitute for, public funding.     
2       n-count   A supplement is a pill that you take or a special kind of food that you eat in order to improve your health.  
...a multiple vitamin and mineral supplement...     
3       n-count   A supplement is a separate part of a magazine or newspaper, often dealing with a particular topic.  
...a special supplement to a monthly financial magazine.     
    colour supplement  
4       n-count   A supplementto a book is an additional section, written some time after the main text and published either at the end of the book or separately.  
oft N to n  
...the supplement to the Encyclopedia Britannica.     
5       n-count   A supplement is an extra amount of money that you pay in order to obtain special facilities or services, for example when you are travelling or staying at a hotel.  
If you are travelling alone, the single room supplement is £11 a night.     
6       n-count   A supplement is an extra amount of money that is paid to someone, in addition to their normal pension or income.  
usu N n, N to n  
Some people may be entitled to a housing benefit supplement., ...people who need a supplement to their basic pension.     

colour supplement        ( colour supplements    plural  ) A colour supplement is a colour magazine which is one of the sections of a newspaper, especially at weekends.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use supplement     
single supplement        ( single supplements    plural  ) , single person supplement   A single supplement is an additional sum of money that a hotel charges for one person to stay in a room meant for two people.      n-count  
You can avoid the single supplement by agreeing to share a twin room.     

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