- maintenance in being or activity; the sustaining of life through vital processes.
- provision with means or funds for upkeep.
- means of sustaining life; sustenance.
Origin of sustentation
Related Words for sustentativecomestible, digestible, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious, salutary, nutritive, dietary, nutritional, peptic, sustaining, sustentative
Examples from the Web for sustentative
Historical Examples of sustentative
These causes may be conveniently divided as in the above diagram, into sustentative and non-sustentative.Applied Eugenics
Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
- a less common word for sustenance
Word Origin for sustentation
Word Origin and History for sustentative
late 14c., from Anglo-French, Old French sustenacion, from Latin sustenationem (nominative sustenatio), noun of action from past participle stem of sustenare, frequentative of sustinere (see sustain).