• (adj): (of an electric arc) continuous.
    Synonyms: free burning
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sustained:

Sustained Release Dosage Forms
... Sustained release dosage forms are designed to release a drug at a predetermined rate in order to maintain a constant drug concentration for a ... Sustained release's definition is more akin to a "controlled release" rather than "sustained" ...
Simcere Pharmaceutical - Yingtaiqing
... for Simcere Pharmaceutical's generic diclofenac sodium in sustained-release capsules and gelatin dosage format, which is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever ... Yingtaiqing sustained-release capsules are prescription pharmaceuticals and are manufactured by a third-party manufacturer, the China Pharmaceutical ...
List Of May 2004 Tornado Outbreak Sequence Tornadoes - Confirmed Tornadoes (Entire Outbreak Sequence) - May 31 Event
0922 1.7 miles (2.7 km) 26 homes sustained minor to moderate damage F0 W of Hoover Jefferson 0929 4.2 miles (6.7 km) 73 homes sustained minor to moderate damage. 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Six to ten homes, 24 cars and a strip mall sustained damage ...
Effects Of Hurricane Georges In The Lesser Antilles - Impact - Netherlands Antilles
... airport and utilities were also damaged, the maximmal sustained gust has been 153 knots (283 km/h) in the elevated airport ... The Princess Juliana recorded a 54 knots (100 km/h) sustained winds and sustained gust at 83 knots (154 km/h) and a minimal pressure down to 995 mb (29.38 In Hg) ...
Military Covenant - The Covenant
... individuals, and that they (and their families) will be sustained and rewarded by commensurate terms and conditions of service ... from all other institutions, and must be sustained and provided for accordingly by the Nation ... loyalty and responsibility which has sustained the Army throughout its history ...

More definitions of "sustained":

  • (adj): Maintained at length without interruption or weakening.
    Example: "Sustained flight"

Famous quotes containing the word sustained:

    Let us pardon him his hope of a vain apocalypse, and of a second coming in great triumph upon the clouds of heaven. Perhaps these were the errors of others rather than his own; and if it be true that he himself shared the general illusion, what matters it, since his dream rendered him strong against death, and sustained him in a struggle to which he might otherwise have been unequal?
    Ernest Renan (1823–1892)

    The civilized nations—Greece, Rome, England—have been sustained by the primitive forests which anciently rotted where they stand. They survive as long as the soil is not exhausted. Alas for human culture! little is to be expected of a nation, when the vegetable mould is exhausted, and it is compelled to make manure of the bones of its fathers. There the poet sustains himself merely by his own superfluous fat, and the philosopher comes down on his marrow-bones.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The sight of one of these frontier houses, built of these great logs, whose inhabitants have unflinchingly maintained their ground many summers and winters in the wilderness, reminds me of famous forts, like Ticonderoga or Crown Point, which have sustained memorable sieges.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)