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sickbed

[sik-bed]
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noun
  1. the bed used by a sick person.

Origin of sickbed

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at sick1, bed
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Examples from the Web for sickbed

Historical Examples

  • I have had some experience as a nurse, and Rosebel is excellent around a sickbed.

    An Undivided Union

    Oliver Optic

  • He would have come himself but the shock threw him into a sickbed.

    Moral

    Ludwig Thoma

  • As soon as Salazar got up from his sickbed he was back at the fort.

  • I am suffering from a severe chill, have recently come from a sickbed.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • The night which sunk down on the sickbed of Ramorny was not doomed to be a quiet one.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

    Sir Walter Scott


sickbed in Medicine

sickbed

([object Object])
n.
  1. A sick person's bed.
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