Examples from the Web for bedridden
There was a war and Matthew (Dan Stevens) was bedridden until he got up and walked.‘Borgen,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Mad Men’ & More: Ten Best TV Shows of 2012|Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez|December 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Bedridden Child Rather spent about three years of his childhood bedridden with rheumatic fever.
As Rather puts it, “bedridden seriously, as in using a bed pan.”
The bedridden blues icon is too sick to speak up as her son and husband battle over her estate in court.
That bedridden old lady there had a stalwart son, who was now the owner of the Helpholme pastures.The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne|Anthony Trollope
His little, old, bedridden grandmother had lived until he was twelve.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922|Lucy Maud Montgomery
After his return he was bedridden for four or five months, most of which he passed at his sister's house in Birmingham.Washington Irving|Henry W. Boynton
But in old age it gained on him; he was bedridden and had only weakening torments to face.Roads from Rome|Anne C. E. Allinson
One was old, another was exceedingly corpulent, a third was bedridden,—none of them was known to keep a great dog.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for bedridden
Word Origin for bedridden
Word Origin and History for bedridden
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.