inexistent

adjective
in·​ex·​is·​tent | \ ˌi-nig-ˈzi-stənt How to pronounce inexistent (audio) \

Definition of inexistent

: not having existence : nonexistent

First Known Use of inexistent

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inexistent

Late Latin inexsistent-, inexsistens, from Latin in- + exsistent-, exsistens, present participle of exsistere to exist

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“Inexistent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inexistent. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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