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v. sub·sist·ed, sub·sist·ing, sub·sists
a. To exist; be.
b. To remain or continue in existence.
2. To maintain life; live: subsisted on one meal a day.
3. To be logically conceivable.
To maintain or support with provisions.
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vb (mainly intr)
1. (often foll by on) to be sustained; manage to live: to subsist on milk.
2. to continue in existence
3. (foll by in) to lie or reside by virtue (of); consist
4. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. to exist as a concept or relation rather than a fact
b. to be conceivable
5. (tr) obsolete to provide with support
[C16: from Latin subsistere to stand firm, from sub- up + sistere to make a stand]
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1. to exist; continue in existence.
2. to remain alive; live, as on food, resources, etc.
3. to have existence in, or by reason of, something.
4. to reside, lie, or consist (usu. fol. by in).v.t.
5. to provide sustenance or support for; maintain.
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Past participle: subsisted
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|Verb||1.||subsist - support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"|
breathe - be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
freewheel, drift - live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"
live on, survive, last, live, endure, hold out, hold up, go - continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
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verb stay alive, survive, keep going, make ends meet, last, live, continue, exist, endure, eke out an existence, keep your head above water, sustain yourself Almost every employee must moonlight simply to subsist.
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subsist[səbˈsɪst] vi to subsist on sth → vivere di qc
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vi. subsistir, sobrevivir.
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