Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pressure-induced ulceration of the skin occurring in persons confined to bed for long periods of time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A very troublesome kind of ulcer, liable to appear on patients long confined in bed and either unable or not allowed to change their position. Bed-sores occur at the parts pressed by the weight of the body, chiefly over the sacrum and trochanters, and on the elbows and heels. Also called decubitus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A sore on the back or hips caused by lying for a long time in bed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun usually in plural A lesion caused by unrelieved pressure to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas, such as frequently develops on a person confined to a bed by infirmity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)

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Examples

  • I've never ever had a pressure ulcer also called a "bedsore" or decubitus ulcer anywhere on my body, including my tailbone, in part because I've spent quite a bit of time lobbying on it's behalf every time I put my body into strangers' hands, lay on a hard x-ray table, or require other people's assistance in keeping it healthy.

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  • I've never ever had a pressure ulcer also called a "bedsore" or decubitus ulcer anywhere on my body, including my tailbone, in part because I've spent quite a bit of time lobbying on it's behalf every time I put my body into strangers' hands, lay on a hard x-ray table, or require other people's assistance in keeping it healthy.

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  • I would have gladly grabbed the pompous and corrupt Hamid Karzai by his neck and stuck his nose in a bedsore even though it would have meant my court-martial.

    Afghan Hospital Horror Is a Sign of Terrible Failure

  • An IV needle was planted in his forearm, and a chemotherapy port gaped in his chest; he had a urinary catheter, a colostomy, a bedsore, a surgical wound, and, for all I know, a fish bone stuck in his throat.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • An IV needle was planted in his forearm, and a chemotherapy port gaped in his chest; he had a urinary catheter, a colostomy, a bedsore, a surgical wound, and, for all I know, a fish bone stuck in his throat.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • In late May, Donna briefly awoke, smiling at the nurses who had taken such terrific care of her that she never developed a bedsore.

    Doctor's diagnosis drew laughs, but it saved woman's life

  • In late May, Donna briefly awoke, smiling at the nurses who had taken such terrific care of her that she never developed a bedsore.

    Doctor's diagnosis drew laughs, but it saved woman's life

  • An IV needle was planted in his forearm, and a chemotherapy port gaped in his chest; he had a urinary catheter, a colostomy, a bedsore, a surgical wound, and, for all I know, a fish bone stuck in his throat.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • She's had just one bedsore her entire life and that was a dozen years ago.

    Families Fight To Care For Disabled Kids At Home

  • She's had just one bedsore her entire life and that was a dozen years ago.

    Families Fight To Care For Disabled Kids At Home

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