support group

noun

: a group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another

Examples of support group in a Sentence

He joined an alcoholics' support group.
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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of support group was in 1951

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“Support group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/support%20group. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

support group

noun
: a group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another
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