[suh-sten-shuh n]


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 formssus·ten·tive [suh-sten-tiv] /səˈstɛn tɪv/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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