[bed-fast, -fahst]
adjective Chiefly Midland and Western U.S.
confined to bed, as by illness or age; bedridden.

1630–40; bed + fast1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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bedfast (ˈbɛdˌfɑːst)
an archaic word for bedridden

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Example sentences
Participants will be deemed ineligible if they are bedfast or have behavior problems that create a hazard to themselves or others.
For a bedfast patient, the ability to turn and position self in bed is evaluated.
Bedfast residents should be placed on blankets or bedspreads and pulled to safety.
She is primarily bedfast on a special water mattress, and is turned and re-positioned hourly for comfort.
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