bedridden

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

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bedridden (comparative more bedridden, superlative most bedridden)

  1. confined to bed because of infirmity or illness
    • Macaulay
      The estate of a bedridden old gentleman.

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