the situation of being unable to escape poverty because of being dependent on state benefits, which are reduced by the same amount as any extra income gained
a situation for low-income people in which an increase in wages is offset by a loss of welfare benefits
[poh-vi-dohn-ahy-uh-dahyn, -din] /ˈpoʊ vɪ doʊnˌaɪ əˌdaɪn, -dɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a complex of iodine and polyvinylpyrrolidone that has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity: used as an antiseptic.
[pou] /paʊ/ interjection 1. (used to express or indicate a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise.) noun 2. a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise. 3. the power of exciting. adjective 4. exciting and appealing. [poh, pou] /poʊ, paʊ/ noun, Scot. and North England. 1. the head; poll. 1. prisoner of war. /paʊ/ […]
1. prisoner of war. /paʊ/ interjection 1. an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc /paʊ/ noun 1. (Scot) the head or a head of hair /paʊ/ noun 1. (Scot) a creek or slow stream abbreviation 1. prisoner of war expression imitative of a blow, collision, etc., first recorded 1881. interjection An imitation of a […]
/ˈpaʊən/ noun 1. a freshwater whitefish, Coregonus clupeoides, occurring in some Scottish lakes 2. any of certain similar related fishes, such as the vendace