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complementary

adjective
 
 
/ˌkɒmplɪˈmentəri/
Things that are complementary are good or attractive together: complementary colours/flavoursActing, being or existing together
complementary medicine/treatment, etc ways of treating medical problems that people use instead of or in addition to ordinary medicine: The clinic offers complementary therapies such as homeopathy.Alternative and traditional therapies
Translations of “complementary”
in Chinese (Traditional) 補充的, 互補的, 補足的…
in Russian хорошо сочетающийся…
in Turkish bütünleyici, tamamlayıcı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 补充的, 互补的, 补足的…
in Polish wzajemnie się uzupełniający…
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