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Etymology

From Old French sustenir (French: soutenir), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sustenire.

Noun

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Singular
sustain

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sustain ({{{1}}})
  1. (music) A mechanism which can be used to hold a note, as the left pedal on a piano.

Verb

Infinitive
to sustain

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to sustain (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To maintain (something), or keep it in existence.
  2. (transitive) To provide for or nourish (something).
  3. (transitive) To encourage (something).
  4. (transitive) To experience or suffer (an injury, etc.).
  5. (transitive) To confirm, prove or corroborate (something).

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