Meaning of subsist
Pronunciation: (sub-sist'), [key]
- to exist; continue in existence.
- to remain alive; live, as on food, resources, etc.
- to have existence in, or by reason of, something.
- to reside, lie, or consist (usually fol. by in).
- to have timeless or abstract existence, as a number, relation, etc.
- to have existence, esp. independent existence.
- to provide sustenance or support for; maintain.
- subsist (Thesaurus)