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livelihood

noun [C, usually singular, or U]
 
 
/ˈlaɪvlihʊd/
the money a person needs to pay for food, a place to live, etc. and the way of earning this money: The falling orders for new ships mean that many shipyard workers are likely to lose their livelihood. The drought is threatening the livelihood of farmers in the region. If your livelihood depends on selling cars, boats, and furniture to people, you don't want people to save.
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