bolster

[ bohl-ster ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Old English; Germanic

of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bolster and German Polster

Synonyms

  • support
  • boost
  • pillow

Antonyms

  • obstruct
  • weaken

Definition

a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc.

Example

The yoga studio provided a bolster for every student.

Usage Over Time

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