sustention

sustention

[suh-sten-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of sustaining.
2.
the state or quality of being sustained.

Origin:
1865–70; susten- (see sustain) + -tion, modeled on detain: detention, retain: retention

sustentive [suh-sten-tiv] , adjective
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