American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Confined to bed because of illness or infirmity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Confined to bed by age, infirmity, or sickness.
- adj. confined to bed (by illness)
- From Old English bedreda, from rida ("rider"), with -en by analogy with past participle adjectives (Wiktionary)
- Middle English bedreden, from Old English bedrida : bed, bed; see bed + rida, rider (from rīdan, to ride; see ride). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I have had, in my short practice, two patients, who considered themselves _bedlars_, as you will find the common people in the part you are going to, call them -- bedridden, that is.”
“After disappearing for a few months (in her own words, "bedridden" by Russell),”
“Russell Brand leaves Katy Perry "bedridden" for days.”
“Until now, a resident that needed assistance transferring to and from bed, even if it was just a supporting hand was considered to be "bedridden" and therefore the facilities needed to comply with special requirements to be able to accept such residents ..”
“During the latest session, one bedridden caller thanked the congressman profusely for creating such a convenient way for her to interact with him.”
“I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do this, but we are a disabled group with lupus (bedridden) and we make videos of you and your horse free!”
“Her 2004 diagnosis for congestive heart failure, compounded with spinal fractures and the effects of scoliosis, left her nearly bedridden.”
“At the most crucial fourth week of my pregnancy, my husband, Ben, with his broken leg in a cast, was bedridden right next to me.”
“I used to wheel Alena out here when she was bedridden.”
“This movie really made me appreciate my joints — and how I NEVER want to wind up bedridden with a crazy lady in the house.”
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