sustenance


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sustenance

[sus′tənəns]
Etymology: L, sustenare, to sustain
1 the act or process of supporting or maintaining life or health.
2 the food or nutrients essential for maintaining life.

sus·te·nance

(sŭstĕ-năns)
Essential food or nutrients required to support or maintain life.
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