Definition of sustainable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səˈsteɪnəbl//
    ; NAmE 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 Wordfinderbiodiversity, conservation, endanger, the environment, extinct, green, managed, species, sustainable, toxic See related entries: Conservation
  2. 2that can continue or be continued for a long time sustainable economic growth Unfortunately, this level of output is not sustainable. opposite unsustainable
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