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Meaning of COMPLEMENTAL

Pronunciation:  `kâmplu'mentl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
 

COMPLEMENTAL is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: complementary, completing, inessential, unessential
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com`ple*men"tal\, a.
1. Supplying, or tending to supply, a deficiency; fully
   completing. ``Complemental ceremony.'' --Prynne.

2. Complimentary; courteous. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Complemental air} (Physiol.), the air (averaging 100 cubic
   inches) which can be drawn into the lungs in addition to
   the tidal air, by the deepest possible inspiration.

{Complemental males} (Zo["o]l.), peculiar small males living
   parasitically on the ordinary hermaphrodite individuals of
   certain barnacles.

 

 

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