sustention

[ suh-sten-shuh n ]
/ səˈstɛn ʃən /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. sustentacular,
  2. sustentacular cell,
  3. sustentaculum,
  4. sustentation,
  5. sustentation fund,
  6. sustentive,
  7. sustineo alas,
  8. susu,
  9. susurrant,
  10. susurrate

Origin of sustention

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

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

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