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sustenance

noun [U] (FOOD)    /ˈsʌs.tɪ.nəns/ formal
food: During this freezing weather, the food put out by householders is the only form of sustenance that the birds have.Food - general words the ability of food to provide people and animals with what they need to make them strong and healthy: A stick of celery does not provide much sustenance.Food - general words
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