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sustentación

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sustentación(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (life support)
a. maintenance
Si se produce el fallecimiento de ambos padres y no hay ningún otro allegado, el estado se encargará de la sustentación de los hijos.If both parents die and there are no other relatives, the state will be responsible for the children's maintenance.
b. sustenance
No puede ayudar a sus padres. Necesita todo lo que gana para su propia sustentación.He can't help his parents. He needs everything he earns for his own sustenance.
2. (architecture)
a. support
Por increíble que parezca, estas ocho delicadas columnas son la principal sustentación del edificio.Incredible as it may seem, these eight delicate columns are the main support of the building.
3. (aviation)
a. lift
A fin de lograr una mayor sustentación de la aeronave, sería necesario aumentar la superficie de sus alas.In order to achieve a greater lift of the aircraft, it would be necessary to increase the surface area of its wings.
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sustentación
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. support
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sustentación
1 (manutención) maintenance
2 (apoyo) support
3 (Aeronáutica) lift
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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