from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Anatomy Serving to support: sustentacular muscle fibers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Serving to support or sustain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Supporting; sustaining.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Supporting; of the nature of a sustentaculum.

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

  • adj. serving to sustain or support


From Late Latin sustentāculum, support, from Latin sustentāre, to support, frequentative of sustinēre, to sustain; see sustain.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See sustenance. (Wiktionary)



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