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Noun sustenance has 3 senses
- nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals - a source of materials to nourish the body
--1 is a kind of food, nutrient
--1 has particulars:
- support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance - the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
--2 is a kind of resource
--2 has particulars:
- sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeep - the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"
--3 is a kind of support