Subsisting



verb (used without object)
1.
to exist; continue in existence.
2.
to remain alive; live, as on food, resources, etc.
3.
to have existence in, or by reason of, something.
4.
to reside, lie, or consist (usually followed by in).
5.
Philosophy.

to have timeless or abstract existence, as a number, relation, etc.
to have existence, especially independent existence.

verb (used with object)
6.
to provide sustenance or support for; maintain.
verb (mainly intransitive)
1.
(often foll by on) to be sustained; manage to live: to subsist on milk
2.
to continue in existence
3.
(foll by in) to lie or reside by virtue (of); consist
4.
(philosophy)

to exist as a concept or relation rather than a fact
to be conceivable

5.
(transitive) (obsolete) to provide with support

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