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definition of the word sustain

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From Old French sustenir (French: soutenir), from Latin sustenire.

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Singular
sustain

Plural
sustains

sustain (plural sustains)

  1. (music) A mechanism which can be used to hold a note, as the left pedal on a piano.

Infinitive
to sustain

Third person singular
sustains

Simple past
sustained

Past participle
sustained

Present participle
sustaining

to sustain (third-person singular simple present sustains, present participle sustaining, simple past and past participle sustained)

  1. (transitive) To maintain (something), or keep it in existence.
  2. (transitive) To provide for or nourish (something).
  3. (transitive) To encourage (something).
  4. (transitive) To experience or suffer (an injury, etc.).
  5. (transitive) To confirm, prove or corroborate (something).


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