sustention

[ suh-sten-shuh n ]
/ səˈstɛn ʃən /

noun

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

Origin of sustention

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

Related forms

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