Meaning of “complementary” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˌkɒmplɪˈmentəri/

Things that are complementary are good or attractive together:

complementary colours/flavours
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.

(Definition of “complementary” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)