verb (used with object)
to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure.
to bear (a burden, charge, etc.).
to undergo, experience, or suffer (injury, loss, etc.); endure without giving way or yielding.
to keep (a person, the mind, the spirits, etc.) from giving way, as under trial or affliction.
to keep up or keep going, as an action or process:
to sustain a conversation.
to supply with food, drink, and other necessities of life.
to provide for (an institution or the like) by furnishing means or funds.
to support (a cause or the like) by aid or approval.
to uphold as valid, just, or correct, as a claim or the person making it:
The judge sustained the lawyer’s objection.
to confirm or corroborate, as a statement:
Further investigation sustained my suspicions.
to hold up under; withstand: to sustain great provocation
to undergo (an injury, loss, etc); suffer: to sustain a broken arm
to maintain or prolong: to sustain a discussion
to support physically from below
to provide for or give support to, esp by supplying necessities: to sustain one’s family, to sustain a charity
to keep up the vitality or courage of
to uphold or affirm the justice or validity of: to sustain a decision
to establish the truth of; confirm
(music) the prolongation of a note, by playing technique or electronics
- Sustained-action tablet
sustained-action tablet sus·tained-ac·tion tablet (sə-stānd’āk’shən) n. A tablet that releases its active ingredient in specified doses at timed intervals. Also called sustained-release tablets.
[suh-steynd-ri-lees] /səˈsteɪnd rɪˈlis/ adjective, Chemistry, Pharmacology. 1. (of a drug or fertilizer) capable of gradual release of an active agent over a period of time, allowing for a sustained effect; timed-release; long-acting; prolonged-action; slow-release.
noun 1. the continuing supply of a natural resource, as timber, through scheduled harvests to insure replacement by regrowth or reproduction. 2. the amount of a resource obtained from such a schedule without depleting the resource.
noun 1. a person or thing that sustains. 2. Rocketry. any stage of a multistage rocket or guided missile that sustains flight after the burnout of the booster. the rocket engine or cluster of engines contained in such a stage. noun 1. a rocket engine that maintains the velocity of a space vehicle after the […]