Fr.: soutenir, maintenir, prolonger
To cause or allow something to continue for a long period of time.
M.E. suste(i)nen, from O.Fr. sustenir "hold up, endure," from L. sustinere "hold up, support, endure," from → sub- "up from below" + tenere "to hold," from from PIE root *ten- "to stretch," → tension.
Padârdan, from Sogd. padâr "to sustain, support," from Proto-Ir. *pati-dar-, from *pati- "to, toward, in, at, agianst," → ad hoc, + dâr "to hold, keep, maintain," → property, + -dan infinitive suffix.
An ecological concept, the property or condition of being → sustainable.
Quality, state noun from → sustainable.
Fr.: agriculture durable
The ability of a farm to produce food indefinitely, without causing severe or irreversible damage to → ecosystem health.
Fr.: développement durable
Ecology: A development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.