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Sustain Definition

(verb)

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lengthen or extend in duration or space


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We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible

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(verb)

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undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

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(verb)

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be the physical support of; carry the weight of

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(verb)

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provide with nourishment


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We sustained ourselves on bread and water

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(verb)

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supply with necessities and support


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She alone sustained her family

The money will sustain our good cause

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(verb)

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establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

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(verb)

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admit as valid


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The court sustained the motion