bed ridden

bedridden

[bed-rid-n]
adjective
confined to bed because of illness, injury, etc.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English, variant (by confusion with past participle of ride) of bedrid

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bedridden (ˈbɛdˌrɪdən)
 
adj
confined to bed because of illness, esp for a long or indefinite period
 
[Old English bedreda, from beddbed + -rida rider, from rīdan to ride]

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bedridden
mid-14c., from bedrid, from O.E. bedreda, lit. "bedrider, bedridden (man)," from bed + rida "rider" (see ride (v.)). Originally a noun, it became an adj. in M.E. and acquired an -en on the analogy of pp. adjs. from strong verbs such as ride.
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bedridden bed·rid·den (běd'rĭd'n) or bed·rid (-rĭd')
adj.
Confined to bed because of illness or infirmity.

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