Sustentation fund(Eccl.), a fund of a religious body for support of its ministers, chapels, etc.; as, the sustentation fund of the Free Church of Scotland.

(Sus"ten*ta*tive) a. Adapted to sustain, strengthen, or corroborate; as, sustentative citations or quotations.

Sustentative functions(Physiol.), those functions of the body which affect its material composition and thus determine its mass.

(Sus*ten"tion) n. Sustentation. [R. or Colloq.]

In fine images, in sustention, in irony, they surpass anything that Burke ever wrote.
J. Morley.

(Sus"ter, Sus"tre) , n.; pl. Susters Sustres, or Sustren Sister. [Obs.] Chaucer.

There are seven sustren, that serve truth ever.
Piers Plowman.

(Su"su) n. (Zoöl.) See Soosoo.

(Su*sur"rant) a. [L. susurrans, p. pr. from susurrare to whisper.] Whispering. [R.] "The soft susurrant sigh." Poetry of Anti-Jacobin.

(Su`sur*ra"tion) n. [L. susurratio, fr. susurrare to whisper: cf. F. susurration.] A whispering; a soft murmur. "Soft susurrations of the trees." Howell.

(Su*sur"ring*ly) adv. In the manner of a whisper. [Obs.]

(Su*sur"rous) a. [L. susurrus.] Whispering; rustling; full of whispering sounds. [R.]

(||Su*sur"rus) n. [L.] The act of whispering; a whisper; a murmur. De Quincey.

The soft susurrus and sighs of the branches.

(Su"tile) a. [L. sutilis, fr. suere to sew: cf. F. sutile.] Done by stitching. [R.] Boswell.

(Sut"ler) n. [D. zoetelaar, OD. soetelaar, a small trader, especially in camps, fr. soetelen to undertake low offices; cf. G. sudeln to do dirty work, to sully, soil, E. suds.] A person who follows an army, and sells to the troops provisions, liquors, and the like.

(Sut"ler*ship), n. The condition or occupation of a sutler.

Sustentacle to Swallow

(Sus*ten"ta*cle) n. [L. sustentaculum. See Sustentation.] Sustenance. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

(Sus`ten*tac"u*lar) a. [See Sustenance.] (Anat.) Supporting; sustaining; as, a sustentacular tissue.

(Sus"ten*tate) v. t. To sustain. [R.] C. Reade.

(Sus`ten*ta"tion) n. [L. sustentatio sustenance, maintenance, fr. sustentare to support, maintain, v. intens. fr. sustinere to sustain: cf. F. sustentation. See Sustain.]

1. The act of sustaining, or the state of being sustained; preservation from falling; support; sustenance; maintenance.

2. (Physiol.) The aggregate of the functions by which a living organism is maintained in a normal condition of weight and growth.

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