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sustaining

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sustaining

verb
present participle of sustain

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1 to supply with nourishment
  • a granola bar should sustain you long enough to last until lunch

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2 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
  • sustained serious injuries in the car crash

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4 to hold up or serve as a foundation for
  • that old chair won't sustain your weight

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The first known use of sustaining was in 1573

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“Sustaining.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sustaining. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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