Definition of subsistent in English:

subsistent

adjective

  • 1Having or providing the means of maintaining or supporting oneself, especially at a minimal level.

    • ‘subsistent farming communities’
    • ‘a subsistent lifestyle’
    • ‘a subsistent diet of beans and rice’
  • 2Existing independently or in reality.

    ‘for St Thomas the soul is a subsistent being’
    ‘subsistent entities’

Pronunciation

subsistent

/səbˈsɪst(ə)nt/