sustenance has definitions from the field of food
[ noun ] (food) a source of materials to nourish the body

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

He does n't think that potting them from a deck_chair on the south_side of the house with a quart glass of beer for sustenance is entirely sporting .

(The Providence Journal...)

Still , his finale is put_together with taste and a most sensitive projection of that pale sustenance , despair .

[ noun ] 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"

[ noun ] the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence


"they were in want of sustenance" "fishing was their main sustainment"

Related terms

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