sustainable

[ suh-stey-nuh-buhl ]
/ səˈsteɪ nə bəl /

adjective

capable of being supported or upheld, as by having its weight borne from below.
pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse: sustainable agriculture. Aquaculture is a sustainable alternative to overfishing.
able to be maintained or kept going, as an action or process: a sustainable negotiation between the two countries.
able to be confirmed or upheld: a sustainable decision.
able to be supported as with the basic necessities or sufficient funds: a sustainable life.

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OTHER WORDS FROM sustainable

sus·tain·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sus·tain·a·ble, adjectivenon·sus·tain·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·sus·tain·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sustainable

sustainable
/ (səˈsteɪnəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being sustained
(of economic development, energy sources, etc) capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damagesustainable development
(of economic growth) non-inflationary
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