Complemental Com`ple*men"tal, a. 1. Supplying, or tending to supply, a deficiency; fully completing. ``Complemental ceremony.'' --Prynne. [1913 Webster]

2. Complimentary; courteous. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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  • complemental — adjective Date: 1597 1. relating to or being a complement 2. obsolete ceremonious, complimentary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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