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English definition of “sustainable”

sustainable

adjective     /səˈsteɪnəbl/
able to continue over a period of time : sustainable development / growth Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
causing little or no damage to the environment , and therefore able to continue for a long time Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
(Definition of sustainable adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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