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maintenance

main·te·nance

maintenance

 
 
pronunciation:
meIn t nns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of maintaining.
Maintenance of the kitchen is the cook's responsibility.
synonyms:
keeping
similar words:
care, conservation, custody, management, preservation, repair
definition 2: money and things needed to live.
He worked hard to provide his own maintenance.
synonyms:
keep, livelihood, living
similar words:
wages
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