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sustainedadjective

 us   /səˈsteɪnd/
continuing for a time: sustained applause We’ll have to make a sustained effort to finish this job on time.
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sustainedadjective

uk   us   /səˈsteɪnd/
continuing at a particular level for a period of time: sustained economic growth/downturn/recovery The necessary underlying economic conditions for a sustained recovery appear to be in place. For the trade deficit to fall on a sustained basis, export growth would need to outstrip import growth by a hefty margin. sustained commitment/effort/success
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