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sustention

[suh-sten-shuh n] /səˈstɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of sustaining.
2.
the state or quality of being sustained.
Origin of sustention
1865-1870
1865-70; susten- (see sustain) + -tion, modeled on detain: detention, retain: retention
Related forms
sustentive
[suh-sten-tiv] /səˈstɛn tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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