June 23, 2018 =========
☆ sustain 維持する
Sustain means to continue or maintain something for a period of time. Similar words are maintain, continue, keep up, and prolong. I saw an interesting infographic the other day, about how long life could be sustained on the various planets in our universe. The example was about how long life could be sustained without a spacesuit (oxygen) on various planets. Unfortunately, the answer for most of the planets – except for earth – was less than one second. Mercury and Mars were around 2 minutes.
Life on earth, without a spacesuit, can be sustained for around 80 years (or more in Okinawa!!) These days, though, I wonderRead more about Today’s Word: sustain[…]