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bedfast

[bed-fast, -fahst] /ˈbɛdˌfæst, -ˌfɑst/
adjective, Chiefly Midland and Western U.S.
1.
confined to bed, as by illness or age; bedridden.
Origin of bedfast
1630-1640
1630-40; bed + fast1
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  • I have a daughter in that room who has been ill and bedfast for more than two years.

  • Every now and then for a good many years he's had a bedfast spell.

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  • She had barely recovered from the illness that kept her bedfast during the exciting days of the strike.

British Dictionary definitions for bedfast

bedfast

/ˈbɛdˌfɑːst/
adjective
1.
an archaic word for bedridden
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