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Sustain

Definition

verb

(1) To keep or maintain; to endure

(2) To nourish, especially with food

(3) To support; to promote

(4) To carry weight; to prevent from falling

(5) To obtain or suffer from, such as injuries or loss

(6) To confirm or substantiate; to prove, especially with new facts


Supplement

Synonym(s):

  • support
  • subsist
  • assist
  • relieve
  • undergo

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... fast breathing and heart-rate, fast visual and verbal processing. These emotions don"t require gaps between thinking to evoke, intensify and sustain. These are the emotions that can be found everywhere in today's fast society. Then there are difficult emotions - which require ability and ...

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by sushil_yadav
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:20 am
 
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Re: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?

... carbonic acid. The acidifying result of such a mixture places more stress on the body to maintain the narrow pH range of 7.35 to 7.45 required to sustain human life

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by MamaWrites
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?
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Are bidirectional lungs essential for human speech?

... speech, such as parrots. So I would also imagine that it's possible for organisms with unidirectional lungs to produce enough complex sounds to sustain a language at least at complicated as human ones, under certain conditions (with the aid of other structures). In any case this is for a work ...

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by NMLevesque
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:53 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are bidirectional lungs essential for human speech?
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holographic origin of life

... that became more and more crowded. Isolated random reactions leads to equilibrium, so this means that an external source of energy must existed to sustain and further promote the reactions. The most likely candidate is solar energy. But what are the implications of all these and how can we test ...

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by minasole
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:30 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
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... is saying they cannot do. They have genes encoding some of this translation equipment, but they don't have enough of such genes to actually sustain translation independently. do ribosomal proteins define life???? if so, then viruses with protein coat would become living and prions too.And ...

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by wildfunguy
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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