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sustained

[ suh-steynd ]
/ səˈsteɪnd /
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adjective
kept in process or continued over time; continuous: National budgets need to reflect a sustained commitment to children's positive development, strong families, and caring communities.
(of an injury, cost, etc.) borne, experienced, or suffered: Homeowner’s insurance is not available to cover sustained losses from a radiological accident.
upheld or confirmed as valid: Nothing smacks more of courtroom defeat than ending a cross-examination on a sustained objection.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of sustain.
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