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  • n. One who sustains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, sustains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which sustains.
  • n. A sufferer.
  • n. In entomology, same as sustentor.
  • n. In candle-making, a little disk, usually of tin-plate or plaster of Paris, which serves to support in an upright position the wick of a night-light, and prevents its falling over when the light has nearly burned out.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who upholds or maintains

Etymologies

sustain +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

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