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bedridden

[bed-rid-n] /ˈbɛdˌrɪd n/
adjective
1.
confined to bed because of illness, injury, etc.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English, variant (by confusion with past participle of ride) of bedrid
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British Dictionary definitions for bed-ridden

bedridden

/ˈbɛdˌrɪdən/
adjective
1.
confined to bed because of illness, esp for a long or indefinite period
Word Origin
Old English bedreda, from beddbed + -rida rider, from rīdan to ride
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Word Origin and History for bed-ridden

bedridden

adj.

also bed-ridden, mid-14c., from adjectival use of late Old English bæddrædæn "bedridden (man)," from bedrid, from Old English bedreda, literally "bedrider, bedridden (man)," from bed + rida "rider" (see ride (v.)). Originally a noun, it became an adjective in Middle English and acquired an -en on the analogy of past participle adjectives from strong verbs such as ride.

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bed-ridden in Medicine

bedridden bed·rid·den (běd'rĭd'n) or bed·rid (-rĭd')
adj.
Confined to bed because of illness or infirmity.

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