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sustainable development a process of social and economic development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, esp. with respect to natural resource depletion and environmental pollution.
sustainer someone or something that sustains.
sustaining program a television or radio program that is funded by the station or network on which it airs rather than by commercial sponsors.
sustenance nourishment that maintains life; food. [2 definitions]
susurrate to make a soft whispering or rustling sound.
susurrus a soft whispering or rustling sound.
sutler formerly, a person who followed an army from place to place to sell the soldiers liquor, food, or the like.
sutra in Hinduism, a precept for right conduct, or esp. a collection of such. [2 definitions]
suttee an old Hindu custom, now banned in India, in which a widow would allow herself to be cremated alive upon her husband's funeral pyre.
suture the act or process of surgically joining or sewing together the edges of a wound, incision, or the like. [5 definitions]
SUV abbreviation of "sport-utility vehicle," a passenger vehicle that combines the seating capacity of a large car or van with the power of a truck.
Suva the capital of Fiji.
suzerain a ruler or state that exercises authority over the international affairs of another state. [2 definitions]
suzerainty the position of, or area controlled by, a suzerain.
svelte gracefully slim or slender.
Svengali one who exerts a mysterious controlling influence on another person or persons, usu. for self-serving or malevolent purposes.
SW abbreviation of "southwest."
swab a small piece of absorbent material, such as cotton, that is often attached to an applicator stick and is used for medicinal applications or cleansing. [6 definitions]
swabber one that swabs, esp. in cleaning. [2 definitions]
swaddle to wrap (an infant) tightly in cloths or blankets. [3 definitions]
swaddling bands see "swaddling clothes."