bedridden


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bedridden

(bĕd′rĭd′n) also

bedrid

(-rĭd′)
adj.
Confined to bed because of illness or infirmity.

bedridden

describing a person who is unable or unwilling to leave the bed because of illness or injury.

bedridden

adjective Referring to a person who is confined to bed by medical orders or due to incapacitation—e.g., major trauma, following surgery, burns and so on.

bedridden

Forced, by severity of illness or psychological misfortune, to remain permanently in bed.
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