- sustained-action tablet,
- sustaining pedal,
- sustaining program,
- sustentacular cell,
- sustentation fund
Origin of sustenance
Examples from the Web for sustenance
The formula used to determine “absolute poverty” is defined as an income that allows for a basic level of sustenance.
During particularly harsh beginnings upon landing in the New World, desperate colonists resorted to human flesh for sustenance.Not Just Cannibalism: Seven Ways Colonial Jamestown Was a Living Hell|Nina Strochlic|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sustenance programs for the poor are being raided to pay for public union jobs.
I still had a family that looked to me for their sustenance.
Nature has helped to discourage native effort by providing the means of sustenance over-lavishly, in one sense.
One is sustenance of the body; the second, of the soul; the third is the partaking of the holy housel.
The figments which used to furnish it with sustenance are dead.
The brute obeys law unwittingly in the sustenance and transmission of life.The Things Which Remain|Daniel A. Goodsell
Here happened an interruption—a servant with a tray of sustenance, comprising more champagne.Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)|Arnold Bennett
Word Origin for sustenance
c.1300, "means of living, subsistence, livelihood," from Old French sustenance (French soutenance), from Late Latin sustinentia "endurance," from Latin sustinens, present participle of sustinere (see sustain). Meaning "action of sustaining life by food" is from late 14c. Sense of "nourishment" is recorded from late 15c.