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subsist

  
  
be, continue, eke out an existence, endure, exist, keep going, keep one's head above water, last, live, make ends meet, remain, stay alive, survive, sustain oneself  
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subsist

  
  ( subsists    3rd person present)   ( subsisting    present participle)   ( subsisted    past tense & past participle  ) If people subsist, they are just able to obtain the food or money that they need in order to stay alive.  
FORMAL      verb  
The prisoners subsisted on one mug of the worst quality porridge three times a day...      V on n  

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