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verb [intransitive] subsist pronunciation in British English /səbˈsɪst/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysubsist
he/she/itsubsists
present participlesubsisting
past tensesubsisted
past participlesubsisted
  1. 1
    to stay alive when you do not have much food or money
    subsist on:

    The refugees subsist on a diet of rice and vegetables.

  2. 2
    formal to exist
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