housebound

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adjective house·bound \ˈhau̇s-ˌbau̇nd\

Definition of housebound

  1. :  confined to the house

Examples of housebound in a Sentence

  1. She has been housebound since she fell.

1840

First Known Use of housebound

1840


HOUSEBOUND Defined for English Language Learners

housebound

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Definition of housebound for English Language Learners

  • : unable to leave your home

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