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bolster

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verb
  • to provide support or reinforcement [Princeton Review]
  • give greatly needed support [Smirnov]
noun
  • long pillow, usu shaped like a roll, across the head of a bed [Barron]
  • a structural part designed to eliminate friction or provide support or bearing [Taisha]

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