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  Definition of sustain
  1. 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"
  2. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
  3. admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"
  4. 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"
  5. provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
  6. 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?"
  7. lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negociations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
Similar Words: suffer, have, get, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, affirm, keep, maintain, nourish, nurture, hold, hold up, prolong, keep up

 

Hyponyms: break down, collapse, crack up, crack, crock up, break up, back, back up, vouch, verify, prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew, document, validate, patronage, reseed, carry, scaffold, block, chock, buoy, buoy up, pole, bracket, underpin, prop up, prop, shore up, shore, truss, brace, retain, continue, keep, keep on, keep going

 

Grouped Verbs: have

 

Derivational Morphology: sick person, diseased person, sufferer, affirmation, documentation, support, confirmation, verification, check, substantiation, validation, proof, certification, corroboration, maintenance, sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, upkeep, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, aliment, alimentation, victuals, nurturance, supporting, garter, supporter, holder, upholder, maintainer, sustainer, lengthiness, prolongation, continuation, protraction, perpetuation, lengthening

 

Anagrams: Tunisia

 

 
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