sustained

sustain sus‧tain [səˈsteɪn] verb [transitive]
1. if a company sustains losses or other difficulties, it has them:

• Like other insurance companies, we have sustained heavy losses.

• The record industry sustained a sales slump in the first half.

2. to manage to make something continue to exist over a long period of time:

• The Dow Jones broke above the 2935 level in the early afternoon but was unable to sustain the gains.

• Officials predict the electronics industry will be able to sustain growth.

• We're seeing a healthy fall in inflation, but the question is whether it can be sustained.

— sustained adjective :

• a period of sustained economic growth

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sustained UK US /səˈsteɪnd/ adjective
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.

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For the trade deficit to fall on a sustained basis, export growth would need to outstrip import growth by a hefty margin.

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sustained commitment/effort/success


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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