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shut-in

(shŭt′ĭn′)
n.
A person confined indoors by illness or disability.
adj. (shŭt-ĭn′)
1. Confined to a home or hospital, as by illness.
2. Disposed to avoid social contact; excessively withdrawn or introverted.
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