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existverb [I]

uk   us   /ɪɡˈzɪst/

exist verb [I] (BE)

B1 to be, or to be real: I don't think ghosts exist. Poverty still exists in this country.
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exist verb [I] (LIVE)

C1 to live, or to live in difficult conditions: Some species exist in this small area of forest and nowhere else on Earth. Few people can exist without water for more than a week. No one can be expected to exist on such a low salary.
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