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Shushan-Eduth
SHUSHANCHITES
Shut
shut away
shut down
shut eye
shut in
shut mouth
shut off
shut one's mouth
shut out
shut the door in face
shut up
shut-eye
shutdown
Shute
Shute, Nevil
shuteye
SHUTHALHITES
Shuthelah
SHUTHELAH; SHUTHELAHITES
shutoff
shutout
Shutten race
Shutter
shutterbug
shuttered
shuttered fuze

shut-in definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: somewhat introverted [syn: introvertish, shut-in]
2: confined usually by illness [syn: homebound, housebound, shut-in] n
1: someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury [syn: invalid, shut-in]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1891 1. a person who is confined to home, a room, or bed because of illness or incapacity 2. a narrow gorge-shaped part of an otherwise wide valley 3. available oil or gas which is not being produced from an existing well II. adjective Date: 1909 1. confined to one's home or an institution by illness or incapacity 2. a. secretive, brooding <a bitter, shut-in face Claudia Cassidy> b. tending to avoid social contact ; withdrawn <the shut-in personality type S. K. Weinberg>

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(shut-ins) A shut-in is someone who is ill for a long time, and has to stay in bed or at home. (AM) ...Meals on Wheels or similar programs that bring outside life to shut-ins. N-COUNT



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