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Meaning of SUSTENTATIVE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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