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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
First recorded in 1630-40; bed + fast1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I have a daughter in that room who has been ill and bedfast for more than two years.

  • Every now and then for a good many years he's had a bedfast spell.

    Kenny Leona Dalrymple
  • She had barely recovered from the illness that kept her bedfast during the exciting days of the strike.

British Dictionary definitions for bedfast


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