homebound

1
[hohm-bound]
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adjective

going home: homebound commuters.

Origin of homebound

1
First recorded in 1880–85; home + bound4

homebound

2
[hohm-bound]

adjective

confined to one's home, especially because of illness.

Origin of homebound

2
First recorded in 1880–85; home + bound1
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Word Origin and History for homebound
adj.

1882, from home (n.) + bound (adj.2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

homebound in Medicine

homebound

[hōmbound′]

adj.

Restricted or confined to home, as of an invalid.
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