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sustenance

[ suhs-tuh-nuh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF sustenance

Synonyms for sustenance

  • livelihood
  • nourishment
  • nutrition
  • subsistence
  • aid
  • aliment
  • bacon
  • bread
  • comestible
  • eatables
  • edibles
  • food
  • keep
  • maintenance
  • pap
  • provender
  • provision
  • ration
  • refreshment
  • salt
  • support
  • victual
  • wherewithal
  • bread and butter
  • daily bread
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Antonyms for sustenance

  • deprivation
  • starvation
  • extras
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUSTENANCE

What do they do but live and suck in sustenance and grow fat?

We found a farmer just up, and made him give us sustenance for ourselves and our horses.

How can I turn to another for the sustenance which you alone can give?

He was paying for his own sustenance, and with the first money he had ever earned.

I could not tell what sort of sustenance she would look for from my sagacity.

I respond to you, 'Captain, I cannot refuse, for I am dying for lack of sustenance.

For that matter, the very oil they breed in, gives them sustenance.

The cost of sustenance is unbearable and he makes no money at all.

There is nothing out of which it will not contrive to get some sustenance.

It has the power of growth, sustenance and reproduction like plants.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "means of living, subsistence, livelihood," from Old French sustenance (French soutenance), from Late Latin sustinentia "endurance," from Latin sustinens, present participle of sustinere (see sustain). Meaning "action of sustaining life by food" is from late 14c. Sense of "nourishment" is recorded from late 15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUSTENANCE

aid

nounhelp, support
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