Sustentative functions
Sustentative Sus"ten*ta*tive, a. Adapted to sustain, strengthen, or corroborate; as, sustentative citations or quotations. [1913 Webster]

{Sustentative functions} (Physiol.), those functions of the body which affect its material composition and thus determine its mass. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sustentative — Sus ten*ta*tive, a. Adapted to sustain, strengthen, or corroborate; as, sustentative citations or quotations. [1913 Webster] {Sustentative functions} (Physiol.), those functions of the body which affect its material composition and thus determine …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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