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sustenancenoun [U]

uk   /ˈsʌs.tən.əns/  us   /ˈsʌs.tən.əns/ formal
  • sustenance noun [U] (FOOD)

food: During this ​freezingweather, the ​food put out by ​householders is the only ​form of sustenance that the ​birds have.
the ​ability of ​food to ​providepeople and ​animals with what they need to make them ​strong and ​healthy: A ​stick of ​celery does not ​provide much sustenance.
  • sustenance noun [U] (SUPPORT)

emotional or ​mentalsupport: When her ​husbanddied, she drew sustenance from/she found sustenance in her ​religiousbeliefs.
(Definition of sustenance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sustenancenoun [U]

 /ˈsʌs·tə·nəns/
food, or the ​energy and other things ​foodprovidespeople and ​animals to ​keep them ​strong and ​healthy: The ​ranchanimals get a lot of ​their sustenance from ​grazing.
(Definition of sustenance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sustenance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 营养…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 營養…
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