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SUSTAINED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sustained mean? 

SUSTAINED (adjective)
  The adjective SUSTAINED has 2 senses:

1. maintained at length without interruption or weakening
2. (of an electric arc) continuous

  Familiarity information: SUSTAINED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUSTAINED (adjective)


Sense 1sustained [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Maintained at length without interruption or weakening

Context example:

sustained flight

Similar:

continuous; uninterrupted (continuing in time or space without interruption)


Sense 2sustained [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of an electric arc) continuous

Synonyms:

free burning; sustained

Context example:

heat transfer to the anode in free burning arcs

Similar:

continuous; uninterrupted (continuing in time or space without interruption)


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