subsistence noun

ADJ. bare, basic

SUBSISTENCE + NOUN agriculture, farmer, farming | economy | level Most of the population lives at subsistence level.

PHRASES a level of subsistence They were living barely above the level of subsistence. | means of subsistence She had no means of subsistence and was dependent on charity.

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