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welfare/ˈwɛlˌfeɚ/noun
welfare
/ˈwɛlˌfeɚ/
noun
Learner's definition of WELFARE  
[noncount]
: a government program for poor or unemployed people that helps pay for their food, housing, medical costs, etc.— often used before another noun— sometimes used figuratively
: the state of being happy, healthy, or successful
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