sustention

[ suh-sten-shuhn ]
/ səˈstɛn ʃən /

noun

the act of sustaining.
the state or quality of being sustained.

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Origin of sustention

1865–70; susten- (see sustain) + -tion, modeled on detain: detention, retain: retention

OTHER WORDS FROM sustention

sus·ten·tive [suh-sten-tiv], /səˈstɛn tɪv/, adjective
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