Sustenance is nourishment or support.noun
An example of sustenance is fruit and vegetables.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a sustaining or being sustained
- one's means of livelihood; maintenance; support
- that which sustains life; nourishment; food
Origin: ME < OFr soustenance < LL sustinentia, patience, endurance < L sustinere: see sustain
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- a. The act of sustaining.b. The condition of being sustained.
- The supporting of life or health; maintenance: “to deliver in every morning six beeves, forty sheep, and other victuals for my sustenance” (Jonathan Swift).
- Something, especially food, that sustains life or health.
- Means of livelihood.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from sustenir, to sustain; see sustain.