Sustenance meaning

sŭstə-nəns
Something, especially food, that sustains life or health.

Looking for sustenance in the kitchen.

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The supporting of life or health; maintenance or means of livelihood.

The factory provides sustenance for half the town.

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A sustaining or being sustained.
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Sustenance is nourishment or support.

An example of sustenance is fruit and vegetables.

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Something that sustains something else; essential support.

Researchers seeking financial sustenance.

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One's means of livelihood; maintenance; support.
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That which sustains life; nourishment.
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Something that provides support or nourishment.
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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