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Definition of sustainable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    sustainable

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//səˈsteɪnəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1involving the use of natural products and energy in a way that does not harm the environment sustainable forest management an environmentally sustainable society
  2. 2that can continue or be continued for a long time sustainable economic growth Unfortunately, this level of output is not sustainable. opposite unsustainable
 sustainability
 
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NAmE//səˌsteɪnəˈbɪlət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable]
sustainably
 
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NAmE//səˈsteɪnəbli//
 
adverb
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