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bedridden

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adjective bed·rid·den \ˈbed-ˌri-dən\

Simple Definition of bedridden

  • : forced to stay in bed because of illness or weakness

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bedridden

  1. :  confined (as by illness) to bed

Variants of bedridden

also bedrid play \-ˌrid\

Origin of bedridden

alteration of Middle English bedrede, bedreden, from Old English bedreda, from bedreda one confined to bed, from bedd bed + -rida, -reda, from rīdan to ride — more at bed, ride


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with bedridden


BEDRIDDEN Defined for Kids

bedridden

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adjective bed·rid·den \ˈbed-ˌri-dən\

Definition of bedridden for Students

  1. :  forced to stay in bed by sickness or weakness <bedridden patients>




Medical Dictionary

bedridden

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adjective bed·rid·den \ˈbed-ˌrid-ən\

Medical Definition of bedridden

  1. :  confined to bed (as by illness)



Variants of bedridden

also bedrid \-ˌrid\play

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