Sustenance Definition

sŭstə-nəns
noun
A sustaining or being sustained.
Webster's New World
One's means of livelihood; maintenance; support.
Webster's New World
That which sustains life; nourishment.
Webster's New World
Something that sustains something else; essential support.
Researchers seeking financial sustenance.
American Heritage
Sustenance is nourishment or support.
An example of sustenance is fruit and vegetables.
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Other Word Forms of Sustenance

Noun

Singular:
sustenance
Plural:
sustenances

Origin of Sustenance

  • Middle English from Old French from sustenir to sustain sustain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, from Old French, from sustenir (14c), from Latin sustenire.

    From Wiktionary

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