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  • IPA(key): /səˈsteɪnd/
  • Hyphenation: sus‧tained
  • Rhymes: -eɪnd

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  1. simple past and past participle of sustain

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sustained (comparative more sustained, superlative most sustained)

  1. Held continuously at a certain level.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200:
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.
  2. (music) Held at a certain pitch.

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