sustenance

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Middle English, from Old French, from sustenir (14c), from Latin sustenire.

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sustenance (countable and uncountable, plural sustenances)

  1. Something that provides support or nourishment.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, Internal Combustion[1]:
      More than a mere source of Promethean sustenance to thwart the cold and cook one's meat, wood was quite simply mankind's first industrial and manufacturing fuel.

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