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[bed-fast, -fahst] /ˈbɛdˌfæst, -ˌfɑst/
adjective, Chiefly Midland and Western U.S.
confined to bed, as by illness or age; bedridden.
Origin of bedfast
1630-40; bed + fast1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Participants will be deemed ineligible if they are bedfast or have behavior problems that create a hazard to themselves or others.
  • She is primarily bedfast on a special water mattress, and is turned and re-positioned hourly for comfort.
  • Situates bedfast residents in correct and comfortable positions.
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for bedfast


an archaic word for bedridden
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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