Definition of outlive
- outlived most of his friends
- outlive its usefulness
- universities … outlive many political and social changes
- —J. B. Conant
No mother wants to outlive her children.
He outlived his wife by 10 years.
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: to live longer than (someone)
: to continue to exist longer than (something) : to outlast (something)
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