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View synonyms for bedridden

bedridden

[ bed-rid-n ]

adjective

  1. confined to bed because of illness, injury, etc.


bedridden

/ ˈbɛdˌrɪdən /

adjective

  1. confined to bed because of illness, esp for a long or indefinite period


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bedridden1

1300–50; Middle English, variant (by confusion with past participle of ride ) of bedrid

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bedridden1

Old English bedreda , from bedd bed + -rida rider, from rīdan to ride

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Example Sentences

You tell the story of a mysterious illness in Sweden where hundreds of children have become bedridden.

It’s colorful, it’s simple, and the game mechanic is literally about taking a stroll—which is pretty poignant when you realize she designed it primarily for bedridden kids recovering from illness.

Six days later she was discharged, but she was bedridden for two more weeks with chest pains, a rapid pulse, and general exhaustion.

She was expected to stay home and help her beleaguered and sometimes bedridden mother, but she was the smartest kid in town with ambition to burn.

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When for a couple of weeks Renee herself was bedridden — fatigued and wheezing — there were rumors that she, too, had passed away.

When it came to paying it back, he was helplessly and horribly bedridden.

There was a war and Matthew (Dan Stevens) was bedridden until he got up and walked.

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.

One of these calls led him to a house where an old woman was bedridden.

The old Signora Montani is bedridden; how could she get to mass?

But she had his bedridden mother to look after, and the children, and she broke down under it, and finally had to ask for help.

Elvira's bedridden old mother heard me, and she was so crazy for some one to talk with, I stepped in a minute.

He is sitting in a cottars house, reading the Bible to an old bedridden woman, the farm servants gathered round to get his word.

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