Alternatives: bolsterize (Amer.)

Infinitive: bolsterise, bolsterize
3rd person: bolsterises, bolsterizes
Present: bolsterising, bolsterizing
Gerund: bolsterising, bolsterizing
Past: bolsterised, bolsterized
Perfect: bolsterised, bolsterized

To turn something into a bolster, or strengthen something with or as if with a bolster; boost.


After a quick refreshing snack on warmed freebooter's delicacy and after bolsterising the nerves with a sip of port wine, Doctor Barton hastily lugged up his brown-green rucksack:

—The workplan is as follows. At the rosebush level, we will stretch one black and one white rope with evenly spaced knots and... (Dr∙ Barton and Hubert are getting ready to try photographing strange ghost-like apparitions in a night cemetery. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)


Slovak / Slovenčina (SK): posilniť; potúžiť

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