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What does "Sustenance" mean?

Definition

(n.) That which supports life; food; victuals; provisions; means of living; as, the city has ample sustenance (n.) The act of sustaining; support; maintenance; subsistence; as, the sustenance of the body; the sustenance of life


Synonyms support, keep, maintenance, living, livelihood, aliment, upkeep, nourishment, victuals, sustainment, bread and butter, alimentation, nutriment, sustentation


Example: "They were in want of sustenance"