shut-in

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1shut–in

noun \ˈshət-ˌin\

: a sick or disabled person who rarely or never leaves home

Full Definition of SHUT-IN

1
:  a person who is confined to home, a room, or bed because of illness or incapacity
2
:  a narrow gorge-shaped part of an otherwise wide valley
3
:  available oil or gas which is not being produced from an existing well

First Known Use of SHUT-IN

1891

2shut–in

adjective \ˈshət-ˈin\

Definition of SHUT-IN

1
:  confined to one's home or an institution by illness or incapacity
2
a :  secretive, brooding <a bitter, shut–in face — Claudia Cassidy>
b :  tending to avoid social contact :  withdrawn <the shut–in personality type — S. K. Weinberg>

First Known Use of SHUT-IN

1909

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