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sustainably

[ suh-stey-nuh-blee ]
/ səˈsteɪ nə bli /
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adverb

in a way that allows for continual use of a natural resource without depleting it or causing environmental damage: sustainably grown coffee.
in a way that can be sustained in the long term: a sustainably profitable business.

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Origin of sustainably

First recorded in 1840–45; sustainable + -ly
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