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verb (used without object)
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 followed by in).

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

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

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

(transitive) (obsolete) to provide with support


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