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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·sist /səbˈsɪst/
 (vt.)供給食物,供養(vi.)生存,存在

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·sist v. i. [imp. & p. p. Subsisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Subsisting.]
 1. To be; to have existence; to inhere.
 And makes what happiness we justly call,
 Subsist not in the good of one, but all.   --Pope.
 2. To continue; to retain a certain state.
    Firm we subsist, yet possible to swerve.   --Milton.
 3. To be maintained with food and clothing; to be supported; to live.
    To subsist on other men's charity.   --Atterbury.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·sist, v. t. To support with provisions; to feed; to maintain; as, to subsist one's family.
    He laid waste the adjacent country in order to render it more difficult for the enemy to subsist their army.   --Robertson.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 subsist
      v : support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage";
          "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many
          people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day" [syn: exist,
           survive, live]