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sustenance

 
Noun sustenance has 3 senses
  1. 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:
     milk; course; dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat; dish; fast food; finger food; ingesta; kosher; meal, repast; mess; mince; puree; stodge; wheat germ; vitamin pill; vitamin
    Derived form: verb sustain3
  2. 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:
     comforts, creature comforts, amenities, conveniences; maintenance; meal ticket; subsistence
    Derived form: verb sustain4
  3. 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
    Derived form: verb sustain1
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