bedridden

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adjective bed·rid·den \ˈbed-ˌri-dən\
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bedrid

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Definition of bedridden

  1. :  confined (as by illness) to bed

Origin and Etymology 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 1bed, 1ride


First Known Use: before 12th century


BEDRIDDEN Defined for English Language Learners

bedridden

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adjective bed·rid·den \ˈbed-ˌri-dən\

Definition of bedridden for English Language Learners

  • : forced to stay in bed because of illness or weakness


BEDRIDDEN Defined for Kids

bedridden

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adjective bed·rid·den \ˈbed-ˌri-dən\

Definition of bedridden for Students

  1. :  forced to stay in bed by sickness or weakness bedridden patients


Medical Dictionary

bedridden

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adjective bed·rid·den \ˈbed-ˌrid-ən\
variants: also

bedrid

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Medical Definition of bedridden

  1. :  confined to bed (as by illness)



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