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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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  • It was so intense he was bedridden for almost two years, sometimes unable to sleep for days.
  • bedridden people can have significant muscle wasting.
  • The frail, bedridden patient begged him not to proceed.
  • She was bedridden and arthritic, and her sight and hearing were much impaired.
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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 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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bedridden 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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