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subsist

Definition of subsist

Etymology

    From French subsister, from Latin subsistere (“to take a stand or position, stand still, stop, stay, remain, continue”), from sub (“under”) + sistere (“to cause to stand, place”).

Verb

subsist (third-person singular simple present subsists, present participle subsisting, simple past and past participle subsisted)

  1. To survive on a minimum of resources.

    With her current income, Janet cannot thrive, she can only subsist.

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