Definition of subsistent in US 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

/səbˈsɪstənt//səbˈsistənt/