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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: confined to bed (by illness) [syn: bedfast, bedridden, bedrid, sick-abed]

Merriam Webster's

also bedrid adjective Etymology: alteration of Middle English bedrede, bedreden, from Old English bedreda, from bedreda one confined to bed, from bedd bed + -rida, -reda, from r?dan to ride more at bed, ride Date: before 12th century confined (as by illness) to bed

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 confined to bed by infirmity. 2 decrepit. Etymology: OE bedreda f. ridan ride

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bedrid Bed"rid`, Bedridden Bed"rid`den, a. [OE. bedrede, AS. bedreda, bedrida; from bed, bedd, a bed or couch + ridda a rider; cf. OHG. pettiriso, G. bettrise. See Bed, n., and Ride, v. i. ] Confined to the bed by sickness or infirmity. ``Her decrepit, sick, and bedrid father.'' --Shak. ``The estate of a bedridden old gentleman.'' --Macaulay.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone who is bedridden is so ill or disabled that they cannot get out of bed. He had to spend two years bedridden with an injury. ...bedridden patients. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Confined to bed.



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