homebound

1 [hohm-bound]
adjective
going home: homebound commuters.

Origin:
1880–85; home + bound4

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homebound

2 [hohm-bound]
adjective
confined to one's home, especially because of illness.

Origin:
1880–85; home + bound1

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homebound home·bound2 (hōm'bound')
adj.
Restricted or confined to home, as of an invalid.

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Example sentences
The homebound folks also had an increased risk of other cognitive impairments
  and a faster rate of cognitive decline.
While teleconferencing is hardly new, it has found a new role: easing the
  isolation of homebound people.
First, workers caring for the homebound elderly went on strike.
Homebound elderly and disabled people who could vote by absentee ballot in
  primaries can't participate in caucuses.
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