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coexist

[ koh-ig-zist ]
/ ˌkoʊ ɪgˈzɪst /
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verb (used without object)

to exist together or at the same time.
to exist separately or independently but peaceably, often while remaining rivals or adversaries: Although their ideologies differ greatly, the two great powers must coexist.

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Origin of coexist

First recorded in 1670–80; co- + exist
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British Dictionary definitions for coexist

coexist
/ (ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪst) /

verb (intr)

to exist together at the same time or in the same place
to exist together in peace

Derived forms of coexist

coexistence, nouncoexistent, adjective
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