Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sustenance

3 senses of sustenance

Sense 1
nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals -- (a source of materials to nourish the body)
       => food, nutrient -- (any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue)

Sense 2
support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance -- (the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood")
       => resource -- (available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed)

Sense 3
sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeep -- (the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment")
       => support -- (the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times")

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