Definitions for sustenanceˈsʌs tə nəns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sus•te•nanceˈsʌs tə nəns(n.)
means of sustaining life; nourishment.
means of livelihood.
the process of sustaining.
the state of being sustained.
Origin of sustenance:
1250–1300; < AF; OF sostenance. See sustain , -ance
nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals(noun)
a source of materials to nourish the body
support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(noun)
the financial means whereby one lives
"each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeep(noun)
the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
"they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"
Something that provides support or nourishment.
the act of sustaining; support; maintenance; subsistence; as, the sustenance of the body; the sustenance of life
that which supports life; food; victuals; provisions; means of living; as, the city has ample sustenance
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