[ suh-sten-shuh n ]
/ səˈstɛn ʃən /
the act of sustaining.
the state or quality of being sustained.
supply, conservation, upkeep, preservation, care, aliment, continuation, bacon, livelihood, alimony, living, alimentation, resources, food, subsistence, provision, bread, continuance, wherewithal, keeping
- sustentacular cell,
- sustentation fund,
- sustineo alas,
Origin of sustention
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Examples from the Web for sustention
Accuracy, verisimilitude, sustention, count for nothing in comparison with imaginative adroitness and variety.Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)|John Morley