sustentation

noun sus·ten·ta·tion \ ˌsə-stən-ˈtā-shən , -ˌsten- \

Definition of sustentation

1 : the act of sustaining : the state of being sustained: such as
c : maintenance of life, growth, or morale
d : provision with sustenance
2 : something that sustains : support

sustentative

play \ˈsə-stən-ˌtā-tiv, sə-ˈsten-tə-tiv\ adjective

Examples of sustentation in a Sentence

  1. argues that a new toll is needed to pay for the long-term sustentation of the city's bridges

  2. the all-important sustentation of Mount Vernon, Monticello, and other national treasures

Origin and Etymology of sustentation

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sustentation-, sustentatio act of holding up, from sustentare to hold up, frequentative of sustinēre to sustain


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