Subsist meaning

səb-sĭst
Subsist is to continue to exist or to stay alive.

If there are remaining lingering anti-feminist feelings in an old boys club, this is an example of when anti-feminist feelings subsist.

When you can only afford rice and beans, this is an example of when you subsist on rice and beans.

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To maintain life; live.

Subsisted on one meal a day.

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To be logically conceivable.
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To maintain or support with provisions.
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To continue to live; remain alive (on sustenance, by specific means, etc.); be sustained.
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To consist or inhere (in)
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To be logically conceivable and have being as a conceptual entity that may be the subject of true statements.
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To maintain with sustenance; support.
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(chiefly philosophy) To have ontological reality; to exist.
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To continue; to retain a certain state.
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Origin of subsist

  • Latin subsistere to support sub- sub- sistere to stand stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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"). Compare consist, desist, exist, insist, persist.

    From Wiktionary