[out-last, -lahst]

verb (used with object)

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

Origin of outlast

First recorded in 1565–75; out- + last2
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Related Words for outlasted

survive, outlive, remain, outwear, outstay

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(tr) to last longer than
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Word Origin and History for outlasted



"to last longer than," 1570s, from out (adv.) + last (v.). Related: Outlasted; outlasting.

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