Definition of sustained in English:

sustained

adjective

  • Continuing for an extended period or without interruption.

    ‘several years of sustained economic growth’
    • ‘That's the first sustained rise since 2000.’
    • ‘Under Mr. Mbeki, the nation has had the longest period of sustained economic growth in its history.’
    • ‘The organization said the most sustained change in demand is for business continuity services.’
    • ‘Consequently, government strategy has remained unwavering, despite sustained criticism from sectors many and varied.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, the fans greeted the news with an eruption of sustained applause.’
    • ‘He says the ultimate defeat of terror extremists will require what he called a sustained, substantial commitment.’
    • ‘These contain a reservoir for a supply of water, plus a mechanism, usually some type of wick, for providing the plant with a sustained supply.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the bank cannot ignore the difficulties that manufacturing faces for too long and, given the sustained downtrend in inflation, it should reconsider cutting rates in June.’
    • ‘The Lions deserve the sweet victory in light of their sustained investment in good players.’
    • ‘However, forthcoming successive games at Wigan (away) and West Ham (home) should tell whether Leeds are able to mount a sustained challenge.’
    • ‘Oficials in charge claim a sustained inflation rate of 16 %, far ahead of anything the industry in Edinburgh recognises.’
    • ‘Or is the loss closer to $3.6 trillion, as suggested by some who forecast a sustained economic collapse?’
    • ‘Community opposition was vigorous, and sustained.’
    • ‘So long as countries were committed to defending their exchange rate pegs, there was no possibility that they would succumb to policies of sustained inflation.’
    • ‘Such markets will contribute to sustained economic growth and boost job creation in China.’
    • ‘Hummingbirds are the most adept aerialists of all birds and the only ones capable of sustained hovering.’
    • ‘Sustained pressure during the second half paid off for the home side when they doubled their lead on 82 minutes.’
    • ‘In the absence of any sustained, direct contact with their potential viewers, broadcasters typically put themselves and their colleagues into the role of audience.’
    • ‘The PM said, " this represents the biggest ever commitment by a government in the area of science and innovation over a long and sustained period of time ".’
    • ‘Over the coming years, returns may have to be earned the hard way by identifying those companies capable of generating sustained earnings and dividend growth.’

Pronunciation:

sustained

/səˈsteɪnd/