Definition of "supportive" []

  • Furnishing support or assistance. (adjective)
  • Providing support, esp moral or emotional support (adjective)

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Use "supportive" in a sentence
  • "He also liked the leg length and the construction of the paneling, which he called supportive and comfortable."
  • "Mr. Talabani said the transition would be gradual and coalition forces will play what he called a supportive role."
  • "The only thing you can really do is what we call supportive care, make sure someone's breathing okay, their heart is functioning OK, and obviously get them away from the radiation source if at all possible."