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shut–in

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noun \ˈshət-ˌin\

Simple Definition of shut–in

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

Full Definition of shut–in

  1. 1 :  a person who is confined to home, a room, or bed because of illness or incapacity

  2. 2 :  a narrow gorge-shaped part of an otherwise wide valley

  3. 3 :  available oil or gas which is not being produced from an existing well

1891

First Known Use of shut–in

1891

Rhymes with shut–in


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shut–in

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adjective \ˈshət-ˈin\

Definition of shut–in

  1. 1 :  confined to one's home or an institution by illness or incapacity

  2. 2a :  secretive, brooding <a bitter, shut–in face — Claudia Cassidy>b :  tending to avoid social contact :  withdrawn <the shut–in personality type — S. K. Weinberg>



1909

First Known Use of shut–in

1909


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