bedpan

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noun bed·pan \ˈbed-ˌpan\

Definition of bedpan

  1. :  a shallow vessel used by a bedridden person for urination or defecation

1678

First Known Use of bedpan

1678


BEDPAN Defined for English Language Learners

bedpan

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noun bed·pan \ˈbed-ˌpan\

Definition of bedpan for English Language Learners

  • : a shallow pan used as a toilet by a person who is too ill to get out of bed


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bedpan

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noun bed·pan \ˈbed-ˌpan\

Medical Definition of bedpan

  1. :  a shallow vessel used by a bedridden person for urination or defecation

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