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Adjective: surviving  su(r)'vI-ving
  1. Still in existence
    "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania";
    - living
Verb: survive  su(r)'vIv
  1. Continue to live and avoid dying
    "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America";
    - last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
  2. Continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    "He survived the cancer against all odds";
    - pull through, pull round, come through, make it
  3. Support oneself, esp. at a minimal level
    "he could barely survive on such a low wage";
    - exist, live, subsist
  4. Live longer than
    - outlive, outlast

See also: extant

Type of: defeat, get the better of, overcome

Antonym: succumb

Encyclopedia: Surviving

Survive, Evade, Resist, Extract