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survival noun

ADJ. long-term, short-term | continued | day-to-day | sheer fighting for the sheer survival of the museum | improved The study showed improved survival of patients using the drug. | chance, miraculous the chance survival of the king's letters to his mistress | business, economic, human, national, physical, political

VERB + SURVIVAL fight for | ensure The campaign will hopefully ensure the survival of the tiger. | improve, prolong Chemotherapy can prolong survival in cancer patients. | threaten The arrival of this South American predator threatened the survival of native species. | be crucial for/to, be essential to, be necessary for, be vital for/to Adaptability is essential to survival in a changing environment.

SURVIVAL + NOUN chances, rate | skills, strategy | kit The expedition members carried flares in their survival kit. | instinct

PREP. ~ against the struggle for survival against such well-armed enemies | ~ as his survival as leader

PHRASES a battle/fight/struggle for survival, be a matter/question of survival For the poorest people, life was merely a matter of survival. | a chance of survival Doctors gave him only a 50% chance of survival. | the instinct for survival He lacked the common instinct for survival. | a threat to the survival of sth The main threat to the survival of these creatures comes from their loss of habitat.