sustainable

/səˈsteɪnəbəl/ (say suh'staynuhbuhl)

adjective
1. able to be sustained.
2. designed or developed to have the capacity to continue operating perpetually, by avoiding adverse effects on the natural environment and depletion of natural resources: a sustainable transport system; sustainable forestry.
sustainability /səsteɪnəˈbɪləti/ (say suhstaynuh'biluhtee), noun
sustainably, adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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