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sus·tain

 (sə-stān′)
tr.v. sus·tained, sus·tain·ing, sus·tains
1.
a. To keep in existence; maintain, continue, or prolong: sustain an effort.
b. To keep up (a joke or assumed role, for example) competently.
2.
a. To supply with necessities or nourishment; provide for: the income needed to sustain a family.
b. To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage: We were sustained by her unflagging optimism.
3. To support from below; keep from falling or sinking; prop: The beams sustain the weight of the roof.
4.
a. To bear up under; withstand: can't sustain the blistering heat.
b. To experience or suffer: sustained minor injuries.
5. To affirm the validity of: The judge has sustained the prosecutor's objection.
n.
A capacity of a musical instrument to continue the resounding of a note or tone.

[Middle English sustenen, from Old French sustenir, from Latin sustinēre : sub-, from below; see sub- + tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

sus·tain′er n.
sus·tain′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sustained - maintained at length without interruption or weakening; "sustained flight"
continuous, uninterrupted - continuing in time or space without interruption; "a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans; "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months"; "lived in continuous fear"; "a continuous row of warehouses"; "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it"; "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"
2.sustained - (of an electric arc) continuous; "heat transfer to the anode in free burning arcs"
continuous, uninterrupted - continuing in time or space without interruption; "a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans; "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months"; "lived in continuous fear"; "a continuous row of warehouses"; "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it"; "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"

sustained

adjective continuous, constant, steady, prolonged, perpetual, unremitting, nonstop The proposals follow sustained criticism from teachers.
periodic, sporadic, intermittent, broken, irregular, spasmodic, discontinuous
Translations

sustained

[səsˈteɪnd] ADJ [effort] → constante, ininterrumpido; [note] → sostenido; [applause] → prolongado
a period of sustained economic growthun periodo de crecimiento económico sostenido

sustained

[səˈsteɪnd] adj [effort] → soutenu(e); [applause] → nourri(e); [attack] → nourri(e)

sustained

adj effort etcausdauernd; applause also, attack, pressureanhaltend; (Mus) note(aus)gehalten; (Econ) economic growth, recovery, recessionanhaltend

sustained

[səsˈteɪnd] adj (effort) → prolungato/a

sustained

a. sostenido-a; ininterrumpido-a; sufrido-a.
References in classic literature ?
Philip of Macedon, not the father of Alexander the Great, but he who was conquered by Titus Quintius, had not much territory compared to the greatness of the Romans and of Greece who attacked him, yet being a warlike man who knew how to attract the people and secure the nobles, he sustained the war against his enemies for many years, and if in the end he lost the dominion of some cities, nevertheless he retained the kingdom.
When in working with his hands at some lofty almost isolated place in the rigging, which chances to afford no foothold, the sailor at sea is hoisted up to that spot, and sustained there by the rope; under these circumstances, its fastened end on deck is always given in strict charge to some one man who has the special watch of it.
I rose to go, while my resolution still sustained me.
So -- with a mightier struggle than he had yet sustained -- he held his Geneva cloak before his face, and hurried onward, making no sign of recognition, and leaving the young sister to digest his rudeness as she might.
The sailing- ship, with her unthrobbing body, seemed to lead mysteriously a sort of unearthly existence, bordering upon the magic of the invisible forces, sustained by the inspiration of life-giving and death- dealing winds.
Perry was becoming more hopeful, although upon what meager food he sustained his optimism I could not conjecture.
He gratefully took the kind hand that had sustained him: he said, simply, almost boyishly, "Thank you, Julian.
So long as single warriors came against him, he was to be left to the keeping of the Wahcondah and his own arm; but should the Siouxes attack him in numbers, he was to be sustained, man for man, even to the extent of his whole force.
It is the only injury the Abraham Lincoln has sustained.
Henry of the Missouri Company, the first American who trapped upon the head-waters of the Columbia; and the frightful hardships sustained by Wilson P.
I involuntarily held my breath, expecting to see the form of my companion, after being sustained for a moment by the branches of the tree, sink through their frail support, and fall headlong to the bottom.
At length, on the 13th of November, the Beaver made her appearance; much the worse for the stormy conflicts which she had sustained in those hyperborean seas.

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