outlast

[ out-last, -lahst ]
/ ˌaʊtˈlæst, -ˈlɑst /

verb (used with object)

to endure or last longer than: The pyramids outlasted the civilization that built them.
to live longer than; outlive.

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Origin of outlast

First recorded in 1565–75; out- + last2
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British Dictionary definitions for outlast

outlast
/ (ˈaʊtˌlɑːst) /

verb

(tr) to last longer than
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