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One entry found for sustain.
Main Entry: sus·tain
Pronunciation: sschwa-primarystressstamacrn
Function: verb
1 : to give support or relief to
2 : to supply with nourishment <food sustains our bodies>
3 : to keep up : PROLONG <a book that will sustain your interest>
4 : to support the weight of : CARRY
5 : to keep up the spirits of <hope sustained the people>
6 a : to bear up under : ENDURE b : 2EXPERIENCE, UNDERGO <sustained a serious wound>
7 a : to support as true, legal, or just b : to allow or admit as right <the court sustained the motion>
8 : PROVE 2a, confirm
- sus·tain·able /-primarystressstamacr-nschwa-bschwal/ adjective
- sus·tain·er noun

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