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aliment, existence, food, keep, livelihood, living, maintenance, provision, rations, support, survival, sustenance, upkeep, victuals  
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1       n-uncount   Subsistence is the condition of just having enough food or money to stay alive.  
oft N n  
...below the subsistence level..., The standard of living today is on the edge of subsistence.     
2       adj   In subsistence farming or subsistence agriculture, farmers produce food to eat themselves rather than to sell.  
ADJ n  
Many black Namibians are subsistence farmers who live in the arid borderlands.     

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