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sustenance

US [ˈsʌstənəns]
UK ['sʌstənəns]
  • n.营养;食物;养料;维持
  • Web生计;支持;营养物
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n.
1.
食物;营养;养料the food and drink that people, animals and plants need to live and stay healthy
There's not much sustenance in a bowl of soup.
一碗汤没多少营养。
Arguing would only give further sustenance to his allegations.
越是争论,他越会觉得自己那些说法有道理。
2.
~ (of sth)
维持;保持the process of making sth continue to exist
Elections are essential for the sustenance of parliamentary democracy.
选举制度是维持议会民主所必不可少的。

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