sustentative
adjective see sustentation

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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

  • sustentative — index salubrious, salutary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sustentative — ˈsəstənˌtād.iv, səˈstentəd. adjective Etymology: Latin sustentatus + English ive 1. : serving to sustain : relating to or giving sustentation sustentative action sustentative food 2. : serving to support or bind together body parts …   Useful english dictionary

  • sustentative — See sustentation. * * * …   Universalium

  • sustentative — sus·ten·ta·tive …   English syllables

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sustentation — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin sustentation , sustentatio act of holding up, from sustentare to hold up, frequentative of sustinēre to sustain Date: 14th century 1. the act of sustaining ; the state of being… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sustentation — sustentational, adj. sustentative /sus teuhn tay tiv, seuh sten teuh tiv/, adj. /sus teuhn tay sheuhn/, n. 1. maintenance in being or activity; the sustaining of life through vital processes. 2. provision with means or funds for upkeep. 3. means… …   Universalium

  • salubrious — I adjective advantageous, analeptic, beneficial, corrective, corroborant, curative, favorable to health, healing, health promoting, healthful, healthy, invigorating, life giving, medicinal, nourishing, nutritious, nutritive, recuperative,… …   Law dictionary

  • salutary — I adjective advantageous, aidant, analeptic, beneficial, benign, bracing, constitutional, corrective, corroborant, curative, edifying, favorable, good, harmless, healing, health giving, health preserving, healthful, healthy, helpful, hurtless,… …   Law dictionary

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