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

  • adjective Confined to one's home, as by illness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Confined to the house, as with sickness; ‘shut in.’

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

  • adjective confined to the home, usually due to illness.

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

  • adjective Restricted to one's home, as by physical infirmity.

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

  • adjective confined usually by illness

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