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Noun: survivor  su(r)'vI-vu(r)
  1. One who lives through affliction
    "the survivors of the fire were taken to a hospital";
    - subsister
  2. One who outlives another
    "he left his farm to his survivors"
  3. An animal that survives in spite of adversity
    "only the fittest animals were survivors of the cold winters"

Derived forms: survivors

Type of: animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul, unfortunate, unfortunate person

Encyclopedia: Survivor