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sub·sist

subsist

 
 
pronunciation:
sb sIst
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: subsists, subsisting, subsisted
definition 1: to exist or continue to exist.
similar words:
last, survive
definition 2: to stay alive or obtain the necessities of life (usu. fol. by on).
They subsisted on roots and berries.
similar words:
exist, last, live
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