bedridden


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bed·rid·den

 (bĕd′rĭd′n) also bed·rid (-rĭd′)
adj.
Confined to bed because of illness or infirmity.

[Middle English bedreden, from Old English bedrida : bed, bed; see bed + rida, rider (from rīdan, to ride; see ride).]

bedridden

(ˈbɛdˌrɪdən)
adj
confined to bed because of illness, esp for a long or indefinite period
[Old English bedreda, from bedd bed + -rida rider, from rīdan to ride]

bed•rid•den

(ˈbɛdˌrɪd n)

adj.
confined to bed from illness.
[1300–50; Middle English bedreden, alter. of bedrede, Old English bedreda, bedrida paralytic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bedridden - confined to bed (by illness)bedridden - confined to bed (by illness)  
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"

bedridden

adjective confined to bed, confined, incapacitated, laid up (informal), flat on your back bedridden patients
Translations
طَريحُ الفِراش
upoutaný na lůžko
lænket til sengensengeliggende
ágy: ágyhoz kötött
rúmfastur
yatağa düşmüşyatalak

bedridden

[ˈbedrɪdn] ADJpostrado en la cama

bedridden

[ˈbɛdrɪdən] adjcloué(e) au lit

bedridden

adjbettlägerig

bedridden

[ˈbɛdˌrɪdn] adjcostretto/a or inchiodato/a a letto

bed

(bed) noun
1. a piece of furniture, or a place, to sleep on. The child sleeps in a small bed; a bed of straw.
2. the channel (of a river) or floor (of a sea) etc.
3. a plot in a garden. a bed of flowers.
4. layer. a bed of chalk below the surface.
-bedded suffix
having (a certain number or type of) bed(s). a double-bedded room.
ˈbedding noun
mattress, bedclothes etc.
ˈbedbug noun
a small blood-sucking insect that lives in houses, especially beds.
ˈbedclothes (-kləuðz) , ((American) -kləuz) noun plural
sheets, blankets etc.
ˈbedcover noun
a top cover for a bed.
ˈbedridden adjective
in bed for a long period because of age or sickness. She has been bedridden since the car accident.
ˈbedroom noun
a room for sleeping in.
ˈbedside noun
the place or position next to a person's bed. He was at her bedside when she died; (also adjective) a bedside table.
ˈbedspread noun
a top cover for a bed. Please remove the bedspread before you get into bed.
ˈbedtime noun
the time at which one normally goes to bed. Seven o'clock is the children's bedtime; (also adjective) a bedtime story.
bed and breakfast
lodging for the night, and breakfast only (not lunch or dinner).
bed of roses
an easy or comfortable place, job etc. Life is not a bed of roses.
go to bed
1. to get into bed. I'm sleepy – I think I'll go to bed now; What time do you usually go to bed?
2. (often with with) to have sexual intercourse with; to have a love affair with.

bedridden

a. postrado-a en cama.

bedridden

adj encamado, incapaz de abandonar la cama
References in classic literature ?
They were bedridden all of Wednesday and Thursday, and seemed to grow more and more tired and worn, all the time.
Poor old John, I have a great regard for him; he was clerk to my poor father twentyseven years; and now, poor old man, he is bedridden, and very poorly with the rheumatic gout in his joints I must go and see him today; and so will Jane, I am sure, if she gets out at all.
Noel Vanstone's next of kin; which means, translated into plain English, my husband, and his poor bedridden sister -- who took the money formally, one day, to satisfy the lawyer, and who gave it back again generously, the next, to satisfy herself.
He mentioned to me as a secret, that he is courting a young lady who has, as no doubt you are aware, a bedridden Pa.
tend me this bedridden fellow since he must needs be tended, whilst these knaves use their weapons.
Delvin: her handwriting is a credit to the school that taught her; and the poor bedridden creature words her invitation so nicely, that I myself couldn't have resisted it--and I'm a hard one, as you know.
They belong to a sickly bedridden hump-backed boy, and seem to be the only pleasure, Mr Nickleby, of his sad existence.
But whether because he was a very good doctor, or I a very young, strong man, I lay bedridden for no more than a week, and before a month I was able to take the road again with a good heart.
His greatest risk, according to Raffles, lay nearest home: bedridden invalid that he was supposed to be, his nightly terror was of running into Theobald's arms in the immediate neighborhood of the flat.
At home the mother was practically bedridden, and the girls chattered loudly in the big kitchen, unrebuked, from morning to night.
Keeps her room when not actually bedridden, and hasn't been out of it fifteen times in as many years, Arthur.
Contract awarded for remodeling service health bedridden for ginecologia.