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subsistence

US [səbˈsɪstəns]
UK [səb'sɪstəns]
  • n.勉强维持生活
  • Web生存;生计;存在
Subsistence
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勉强维持生活the state of having just enough money or food to stay alive
Many families are living below the level of subsistence.
许多家庭难以度日。
to live below (the) subsistence level
生活在基本生活水平线以下
They had no visible means of subsistence.
他们生计无着。
subsistence agriculture/farming(= growing enough only to live on, not to sell)
收成仅够自身口粮的自给农业
subsistence crops
生存作物
He worked a 16-hour day for a subsistence wage(= enough money to buy only basic items) .
他一天工作 16 个小时,工资仅够勉强维持生计。

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