Examples of sustenance in a Sentence
Tree bark provides deer with sustenance in periods of drought.
The village depends on the sea for sustenance.
She draws spiritual sustenance from daily church attendance.
Origin and Etymology of sustenance
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from sustenir
First Known Use: 14th century
SUSTENANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sustenance for English Language Learners
: something (such as food) that keeps someone or something alive
: something that gives support, help, or strength
SUSTENANCE Defined for Kids
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