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means of sustaining life; nourishment.
means of livelihood.
the process of sustaining.
the state of being sustained.
means of sustaining health or life; nourishment
means of maintenance; livelihood
Also sustention (səˈstɛnʃən). the act or process of sustaining or the quality of being sustained


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