subsistence

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act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence maintenance , sustainment , sustenance , sustentation , upkeep
English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834) Malthus , Thomas Malthus , Thomas Robert Malthus
Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence Malthusianism , Malthusian theory
someone who provides the means for subsistence provider
army officer who provides clothing and subsistence for troops quartermaster
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