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Sustenance

Definition
noun
(1) That which supports, maintains, or sustains, especially life
(2) Nutriment; source of vitamins, minerals, and energy
(3) The act, process, or state of being sustained
Supplement
Word origin: Middle English, from Old French, from sustenir
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