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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sustenance  \Sus"te*nance\,  n.  [OF.  sustenance,  sostenance, 
  soustenance:  cf  L.  sustenentia  endurance.  See  {Sustain}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  sustaining;  support;  maintenance;  subsistence; 
  as  the  sustenance  of  the  body;  the  sustenance  of  life. 
  2.  That  which  supports  life;  food;  victuals;  provisions; 
  means  of  living;  as  the  city  has  ample  sustenance.  ``A 
  man  of  little  sustenance.''  --Chaucer. 
  For  lying  is  thy  sustenance,  thy  food.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  source  of  nourishment  [syn:  {nutriment},  {nourishment},  {aliment}, 
  {alimentation},  {victuals}] 
  2:  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" 
  [syn:  {support},  {keep},  {livelihood},  {living},  {bread 
  and  butter}] 
  3:  the  act  of  sustaining  [syn:  {sustentation},  {sustainment},  {maintenance}, 

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