Definition of sustaining
1 : serving to sustain
2 : aiding in the support of an organization through a special fee a sustaining member
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Suncor can cover its dividend and its sustaining capital at $40 oil, spokeswoman Sneh Seetal said.
Vice wrote an account about the 1956 construction of the Kelly Butte Civil Defense building, the nation's first completely underground, self-sustaining emergency operations center.
Biosphere 2, the self-contained, self-sustaining world-in-a-bubble built to support ecological research but doomed by technical failures and unforeseen problems, has been sold for $50 million to CDO Ranching & Development.
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