Sustention Sus*ten"tion, n. Sustentation. [R. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

In fine images, in sustention, in irony, they surpass anything that Burke ever wrote. --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]

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  • sustention — sustentive /seuh sten tiv/, adj. /seuh sten sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of sustaining. 2. the state or quality of being sustained. [1865 70; susten (see SUSTAIN) + TION, modeled on detain: detention, retain: retention] * * * …   Universalium

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  • sustention — sus·ten·tion …   English syllables

  • sustention — /səˈstɛnʃən/ (say suh stenshuhn) noun 1. the act of sustaining. 2. the state or quality of being sustained. {coinage on model of detention} –sustentive /səˈstɛntɪv/ (say suh stentiv), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • sustention — səˈstenchən noun ( s) Etymology: from sustain, after such pairs as English retain : retention : an act or instance of sustaining : sustentation …   Useful english dictionary

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