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verb [transitive] outlive pronunciation in British English /ˌaʊtˈlɪv/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleoutliving
past tenseoutlived
past participleoutlived
  1. 1
    to live longer than someone else
    She outlived her husband by two years.
  2. 2
    to continue to exist after something else has stopped
    His general theories have outlived those of his contemporaries.


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