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English definition of “sustain”

sustain

verb [T] (SUFFER)    /səˈsteɪn/ formal
to suffer or experience, especially damage or loss: She sustained multiple injuries in the accident. Most buildings sustained only minimal damage in the earthquake. The company has sustained heavy losses this year.Experiencing and suffering
(Definition of sustain verb (SUFFER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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