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lasting

[las-ting, lah-sting] /ˈlæs tɪŋ, ˈlɑ stɪŋ/
adjective
1.
continuing or enduring a long time; permanent; durable:
a lasting friendship.
noun
2.
a strong, durable, closely woven fabric for shoe uppers, coverings on buttons, etc.
3.
Archaic. the quality of surviving or continuing and maintaining strength, effectiveness, etc.
Origin of lasting
1125-1175
1125-75 for def 1; 1775-85 for def 2; Middle English (adj.). See last2, -ing2
Related forms
lastingly, adverb
lastingness, noun
unlasting, adjective
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lasting

/ˈlɑːstɪŋ/
adjective
1.
permanent or enduring
noun
2.
a strong durable closely woven fabric used for shoe uppers, etc
Derived Forms
lastingly, adverb
lastingness, noun
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