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Synonyms of 'subsistence'

(noun) 
Up to £350,000 has been spent on travel and subsistence.
Synonyms
living
He earns his living doing all kinds of things.
,
maintenance
His parents paid his maintenance while he was at university.
,
upkeep
The money will be used for the estate's upkeep.
,
keep
I need to give my parents money for my keep.
,
support
You are entitled to send child support.
, ,
existence
Public worries about accidents are threatening the very existence of the nuclear power industry.
, ,
livelihood
fishermen who depend on the seas for their livelihood.
,
board and lodging
(noun) 
Synonyms
food
Enjoy your food!
, ,
rations
,
kai (New Zealand, informal)
I'm starving - let's have some kai.
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sustenance
The state provided a basic quantity of food for daily sustenance.
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aliment

Additional synonyms

in the sense of existence
Definition
the fact or state of being real, live, or actual
Public worries about accidents are threatening the very existence of the nuclear power industry.
in the sense of kai
Definition
food
I'm starving - let's have some kai.
Synonyms
grub (slang),
provisions,
commons,
eats (slang),
tuck (informal),
tucker (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
rations,
tack (informal),
scoff (slang),
nibbles,
foodstuffs,
chow (informal),
nosh (slang),
daily bread,
edibles,
comestibles,
nosebag (slang),
pabulum (rare),
vittles (obsolete, dialect),
viands,
aliment,
eatables (slang),
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in the sense of keep
Definition
the cost of food and other everyday expense
I need to give my parents money for my keep.

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