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SUSTENTATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sustentation mean? 

SUSTENTATION (noun)
  The noun SUSTENTATION has 1 sense:

1. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

  Familiarity information: SUSTENTATION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUSTENTATION (noun)


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Meaning:

The act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sustainment; sustentation; upkeep; sustenance; maintenance

Context examples:

they were in want of sustenance / fishing was their main sustainment

Hypernyms ("sustentation" is a kind of...):

support (the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities)


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