Synonyms of survival
staying alive • An animal's sense of smell is crucial to its survival.
existence • Public worries about accidents are threatening the very existence of the nuclear power industry.
holding on to life
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existenceThe existence of something is the fact that it is present in the world as a real thing.
• Public worries about accidents are threatening the very existence of the nuclear power industry.
Thesaurus for survival from the Collins English Thesaurus
a person or thing that survives, such as a custom