from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Confined to bed because of illness or infirmity.

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  • adj. confined to bed because of infirmity or illness

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Confined to bed by age, infirmity, or sickness.

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  • adj. confined to bed (by illness)


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English bedreden, from Old English bedrida : bed, bed; see bed + rida, rider (from rīdan, to ride; see ride).

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From Old English bedreda, from rida ("rider"), with -en by analogy with past participle adjectives


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