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housebound

[hous-bound] /ˈhaʊsˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
restricted to the house, as by bad weather or illness.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; house + -bound1
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  • Frank has settled into a melancholy housebound rut and is disconcerted by her sudden appearance.
  • Within a few years his heart was so weak that he was housebound and on the waiting list for a transplant.
  • But the day may be at hand when riders don't want to give up their housebound bicycles when the seasons change.
  • About half of the elderly who are housebound or in nursing homes experience incontinence.
  • If you're housebound, you can do a count at your bird feeder.
  • Fearing social interactions, forty percent had been housebound for over a week.
  • The requirement of permanently housebound is that a veteran is.
  • With limited transportation alternatives, seniors who can't drive often become housebound and depressed.
British Dictionary definitions for housebound

housebound

/ˈhaʊsˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
unable to leave one's house because of illness, injury, etc
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housebound in Medicine

housebound house·bound (hous'bound')
adj.
Confined to one's home, as by illness.

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