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English noun: sustenance

1. sustenance (food) a source of materials to nourish the body

Synonymsaliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, victuals

Broader (hypernym)food, nutrient

Narrower (hyponym)course, dainty, delicacy, dish, fast food, finger food, goody, ingesta, kickshaw, kosher, meal, mess, milk, mince, puree, repast, stodge, treat, vitamin, wheat germ

2. sustenance (possession) the financial means whereby one lives

SamplesEach child was expected to pay for their keep.
He applied to the state for support.
He could no longer earn his own livelihood.

Synonymsbread and butter, keep, livelihood, living, support

Broader (hypernym)resource

Narrower (hyponym)amenities, comforts, conveniences, creature comforts, maintenance, meal ticket, subsistence

3. sustenance (act) the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

SamplesThey were in want of sustenance.
Fishing was their main sustainment.

Synonymsmaintenance, sustainment, sustentation, upkeep

Broader (hypernym)support

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