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sustainable

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adjective sus·tain·able \sə-ˈstā-nə-bəl\

Simple Definition of sustainable

  • : able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed

  • : involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources

  • : able to last or continue for a long time

Full Definition of sustainable

  1. 1 :  capable of being sustained

  2. 2a :  of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged <sustainable techniques> <sustainable agriculture>b :  of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods <sustainable society>

sus·tain·abil·i·ty play \-ˌstā-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
sus·tain·ably play \-ˈstā-nə-blē\ adverb

Examples of sustainable

  1. <a line of argument that is probably not sustainable in a public forum against skilled debaters>

  2. <has no sustainable claim to the property without a deed or some other document>



Circa 1727

First Known Use of sustainable

circa 1727



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