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.
providing support, esp moral or emotional support
noun 1. a type of psychotherapy that seeks to reduce psychological conflict and strengthen a patient’s defenses through the use of various techniques, as reassurance, suggestion, counseling, and reeducation.
noun, Stock Exchange. 1. a minimum price below which a specific stock is not supposed to fall, as because of the stock’s inherent worth.
noun 1. assistance given by one military unit to another to assist in the accomplishment of the supported unit’s mission.
noun 1. the price at which the government will purchase commodities, especially farm produce, in order to maintain a certain price level.