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[bed-fast, -fahst]
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adjective Chiefly Midland and Western U.S.
  1. confined to bed, as by illness or age; bedridden.
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Origin of bedfast

First recorded in 1630–40; bed + fast1
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Related Words for bedfast

restricted, cramped, imprisoned, restrained, cramp, sick, bound, indisposed, held, pent, grounded, iced, incarcerated, chilled, bedridden, incommodious, bedfast

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Historical Examples of bedfast

  • I have a daughter in that room who has been ill and bedfast for more than two years.

    Precious Memories


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


    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


  1. an archaic word for bedridden
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