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Definition 1: the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence - [noun denoting act]

Samples where sustenance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for sustenance in the sense of this definition

(sustenance is a kind of ...) the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities

"his support kept the family together" "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"

Definition 2: a source of materials to nourish the body - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for sustenance in the sense of this definition

(sustenance is a kind of ...) any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue

(... is a kind of sustenance ) embryo of the wheat kernel; removed before milling and eaten as a source of vitamins

(... is a kind of sustenance ) heavy and filling (and usually starchy) food

(... is a kind of sustenance ) food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender

(... is a kind of sustenance ) food chopped into small bits

"a mince of mushrooms"

(... is a kind of sustenance ) soft semiliquid food

"a mess of porridge"

(... is a kind of sustenance ) the food served and eaten at one time

(... is a kind of sustenance ) food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law

(... is a kind of sustenance ) solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth

(... is a kind of sustenance ) food to be eaten with the fingers

(... is a kind of sustenance ) inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly

(... is a kind of sustenance ) a particular item of prepared food

"she prepared a special dish for dinner"

(... is a kind of sustenance ) something considered choice to eat

(... is a kind of sustenance ) part of a meal served at one time

"she prepared a three course meal"

(... is a kind of sustenance ) produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young

(... is a kind of sustenance ) any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism

Definition 3: the financial means whereby one lives - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where sustenance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • each child was expected to pay for their keep
  • he applied to the state for support
  • he could no longer earn his own livelihood

Synonyms for sustenance in the sense of this definition

(sustenance is a kind of ...) available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

(... is a kind of sustenance ) things that make you comfortable and at ease

"all the comforts of home"

(... is a kind of sustenance ) means of maintenance of a family or group

(... is a kind of sustenance ) a source of income or livelihood

(... is a kind of sustenance ) minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting

"social security provided only a bare subsistence"

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