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.
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 damage: sustainable development
(of economic growth) non-inflationary
noun 1. any of a number of environmentally friendly farming methods that preserve an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources.
- Sustainable living
noun any lifestyle based on energy-saving and environmental responsibility Examples Walden represents the earliest literature that specifically addresses sustainable living.
verb (used with object) 1. to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure. 2. to bear (a burden, charge, etc.). 3. to undergo, experience, or suffer (injury, loss, etc.); endure without giving way or yielding. 4. to keep (a person, the mind, the spirits, etc.) from giving way, […]
- 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.