bedridden

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From Middle English bedredyn, bedraden, bedreden, bæddrædæn (also as bedreede, bedrede), from Old English bedreda (bedridden, adj.), from bedreda, bedrida, bæddryda (one who is bedridden, noun), from bed, bedd (bed) + rida (rider), with -en by analogy with past participle adjectives, equivalent to bed +‎ rider.

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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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