sustained


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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 ?
Instead, he lay perfectly still, looking at her and listening to the army of bees that sang the sustained masterful song of labor above his head.
The physical need for sleep began to overtake her; the exuberance which had sustained and exalted her spirit left her helpless and yielding to the conditions which crowded her in.
While, therefore, he sustained an outward appearance of calmness and fortitude, his heart leaped into his throat, whenever any of their fierce captors drew nearer than common to the helpless sisters, or fastened one of their sullen, wandering looks on those fragile forms which were so little able to resist the slightest assault.
In this magical light that beauty seemed to be sustained and carried along by the river winding at its base, lifted again to the broad shoulder of the mountain, and lost only in the distant vista of death-like, overcrowning snow.
But the effort was too great to be sustained with more than a fragmentary success.
The unhappy culprit sustained herself as best a woman might, under the heavy weight of a thousand unrelenting eyes, all fastened upon her, and concentrated at her bosom.
My apprehension of what she was doing sustained me so that after some seconds I felt I was ready for more.
The three mates quailed before his strong, sustained, and mystic aspect.
Subject to this, and other the like interruptions now and then, a conversation was sustained between the two parties; but at intervals not without still another interruption of a very different sort.
Well, my father worked some five hundred negroes; he was an inflexible, driving, punctilious business man; everything was to move by system,--to be sustained with unfailing accuracy and precision.
The civilized nations--Greece, Rome, England--have been sustained by the primitive forests which anciently rotted where they stand.
Even the fearful shock which their nerves had sustained was not sufficient to overcome their coolness and courage.

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