bed-blocking

noun

British the use of hospital beds by elderly patients who cannot leave hospital because they have no place in a residential care home

Nearby words

  1. bed stone,
  2. bed table,
  3. bed tea,
  4. bed tray,
  5. bed-and-breakfast,
  6. bed-clothes,
  7. bed-rest,
  8. bed-roll,
  9. bed-sit,
  10. bed-sitter

Derived Formsbed-blocker, noun

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