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- n. The act of sustaining something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of sustaining; maintenance; support.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of sustaining; maintenance; support; also, one who or that which sustains or supports.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
sustain + -ment (Wiktionary)