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The supplying of something lacking.
(grammar) The use of an unrelated word or phrase to supply inflected forms otherwise lacking, e.g. using “to be able" as the infinitive of “can", or “better" as the comparative of “good".
From Latin supplētus past participle of supplēre to supply supply
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latin supplere (“to supply"), perfect stem supplet-, + -ion.
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