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maintenance (noun)
The maintenance of something physical, for example a road or a building, means fixing it when necessary so that it works well.
  • Old cars need of a lot of maintenance to keep them looking good and working properly.
maintain (verb)
To maintain something means to continue to claim something even if other people don't agree with you.
  • Some scientists maintain that science can explain everything about how the world was created.
maintenance (noun)
Maintenance of something abstract, for example peace, means to make sure that it continues to exist.
  • The UN soldiers' main goal is the maintenance of stability in the area.
noun verb adjective
  • maintenance
  • maintain
  • maintains
  • maintained
  • maintaining
  • maintained

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