[ bed-rid-n ]
/ ˈbɛdˌrɪd n /


confined to bed because of illness, injury, etc.

Origin of bedridden

1300–50; Middle English, variant (by confusion with past participle of ride) of bedrid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for bedridden

/ (ˈbɛdˌrɪdən) /


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

Word Origin for bedridden

Old English bedreda, from bedd bed + -rida rider, from rīdan to ride
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Medical definitions for bedridden

[ bĕdrĭd′n ]


Confined to bed because of illness or infirmity.
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