bedridden


bedridden

adjective

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

adjective

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

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.

adj.

  1. Confined to bed because of illness or infirmity.

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