Meaning of sustenance

sus•te•nance

Pronunciation: (sus'tu-nuns), [key]
— n.
  1. means of sustaining life; nourishment.
  2. means of livelihood.
  3. the process of sustaining.
  4. the state of being sustained.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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