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bedridden

adjective bed·rid·den \ˈbed-ˌri-dən\

: forced to stay in bed because of illness or weakness

Full Definition of BEDRIDDEN

:  confined (as by illness) to bed

Variants of BEDRIDDEN

bed·rid·den also bed·rid \-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

adjective bed·rid·den \ˈbed-ˌrid-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BEDRIDDEN

:  confined to bed (as by illness)

Variants of BEDRIDDEN

bed·rid·den also bed·rid \-ˌrid\

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