As Rather puts it, “bedridden seriously, as in using a bed pan.”
bedridden Child Rather spent about three years of his childhood bedridden with rheumatic fever.
There was a war and Matthew (Dan Stevens) was bedridden until he got up and walked.
The bedridden blues icon is too sick to speak up as her son and husband battle over her estate in court.
They will always appear in a bedridden paretic in a few days if not kept perfectly clean.
And she had a big family to help, and finally a bedridden sister to care for.
Sometimes her imagination would conjure up a Victoria helpless, wasted, bedridden, and her heart seemed to stop.
She is bedridden,” put in the captain; “but a clever, sensible woman.
Why, only a short time ago a bedridden old woman moved a brick wall!
For six years she had been helpless and bedridden in that little room.
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.
bedridden bed·rid·den (běd'rĭd'n) or bed·rid (-rĭd')
Confined to bed because of illness or infirmity.