survivor

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survive +‎ -or

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  • (US) IPA(key): /sɚˈvaɪvɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪvə(ɹ)

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survivor (plural survivors)

  1. One who survives, especially one who survives a traumatic experience.
    From this moment on, I choose to live not as a victim, but as a survivor.
  2. (figuratively) A person who is able to endure hardship.
    Synonyms: trooper, tough cookie
  3. One who knew a specific decedent.
    She was from a large family and had many friends, so the funeral was crowded with mourning survivors.

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