sustentative

[ suhs-tuh n-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF sustentative
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These causes may be conveniently divided as in the above diagram, into sustentative and non-sustentative.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French, Old French sustenacion, from Latin sustenationem (nominative sustenatio), noun of action from past participle stem of sustenare, frequentative of sustinere (see sustain).

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