- to exist together at the same time or in the same place
- to live together without hostility or conflict despite differences
- A married couple living together is an example of coexist.
- Two plants growing in the same container is an example of to coexist.
The definition of coexist means to live with or close to another usually in peace.
intransitive verbco·ex·ist·ed, co·ex·ist·ing, co·ex·ists
- To exist together, at the same time, or in the same place.
- To live in peace with another or others despite differences, especially as a matter of policy: “I've been wrestling with the dilemma of how you coexist with those you hate” ( Ariel Dorfman )
(third-person singular simple present coexists, present participle coexisting, simple past and past participle coexisted)
- (intransitive, of two or more things, people, concepts, etc.) To exist contemporaneously or in the same area.
- However, given the psychosocial dynamics that often coexist with depression, antidepressants are usually insufficient as the only treatment for children who have the disorder.
- Both apnea during sleep and hypopnea in the daytime can coexist in the same person; however, several studies have shown no direct correlation between the two.
- Social anxiety disorders and its close cousins, depression, OCD and panic attacks, often coexist, and if left untreated may cause serious problems.
- Other psychiatric problems that often coexist with tics and tic disorders include learning disorders, impulse control disorders, school phobia, sensory hypersensitivity, and rage attacks.
- In other forms genital ducts and nephridia coexist in the same segment.