Definition of bedridden
: confined (as by illness) to bed
Recent Examples of bedridden from the Web
Goto, who now opposes nuclear power, likens reactors to bedridden patients, who must be cared for and eventually properly buried, an onerous, decades or possibly centuries-long task for the industry.
In the mid-seventies, Janka became bedridden with what was eventually diagnosed as A.L.S., and Milosz became her caretaker until her death, in 1986.
On Alex’s 9th birthday, cancer pain kept him bedridden.
The game’s main character is bedridden and unable to walk, but can magically create and inhabit inanimate objects, and move about freely that way.
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BEDRIDDEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bedridden for English Language Learners
: forced to stay in bed because of illness or weakness
BEDRIDDEN Defined for Kids
Definition of bedridden for Students
: forced to stay in bed by sickness or weakness bedridden patients
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