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as in:  sustained wounds

Every building within a two miles of the center of the earthquake sustained damage.
  to suffer (as of injury, damage, or loss)
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sustainable sustainability sustained sustain sustaining sustains sustainer sustainment
Sustain has many reasonably common, but diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • Every building within a two miles of the center of the earthquake sustained damage.
  • He sustained a wound in the left arm, but is expected to recover quickly.
  • The appalling defeat I then sustained returned to torment me.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • ...had stood as eye-witnesses while Hester Prynne sustained her punishment...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • This endless outrage shall they still sustain?
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • No enemy who comes against her is indignant at the reverses which he sustains at the hands of such a city; no subject complains that his masters are unworthy of him.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
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Associated words [difficulty]:   sustain [1]
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