Dictionary Results for sustained


1. sustain - verb

· lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"

Synonym(s): prolong, keep_up

Hypernym(s): continue, uphold, carry_on, bear_on, preserve




2. sustain - verb

· undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"

Synonym(s): suffer, have, get

Hypernym(s): experience, receive, have, get




3. sustain - verb

· provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

Synonym(s): nourish, nurture

Hypernym(s): provide, supply, ply, cater




4. sustain - verb

· supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"

Synonym(s): keep, maintain

Hypernym(s): have, have_got, hold




5. sustain - verb

· be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"

Synonym(s): hold, support, hold_up




6. sustain - verb

· admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"

Hypernym(s): admit, acknowledge




7. sustain - verb

· establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

Synonym(s): confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, affirm




8. sustained - adjective

· maintained at length without interruption or weakening; "sustained flight"




9. sustained - adjective

· (of an electric arc) continuous; "heat transfer to the anode in free burning arcs"

Synonym(s): free_burning





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