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Confined to bed; bedridden.


an archaic word for bedridden


(ˈbɛdˌfæst, -ˌfɑst)

adj. Chiefly Midland and Western U.S.
confined to bed; bedridden.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bedfast - confined to bed (by illness)bedfast - confined to bed (by illness)  
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"


a. recluido-a en cama.
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In addition, we created two indicators of more severe disability: (1) chairfast or bedfast and (2) human help required with both upper and lower body dressing.
05) were detailed as falls, depression without treatment, use of nine or more medications, UTIs, weight loss, dehydration, bedfast residents, a decline in the ability to complete basic daily activities, and PUs (Rantz et al, 2004).
She was ill for six months, bedfast for about five weeks.
Any equipment that is capable of providing comfort for a person who is bedfast due to excess weight or other physical ailments may mean the difference between staying at home or having to be transported to a care facility.
Lessons learned in the classroom included anatomy, physiology, general nursing and hygienic housekeeping, while practical lessons in giving enemas and bed baths were essential in days when most patients were bedfast.
There was huge affection in the way he spoke of his father, bedfast, short of money and almost blind but with a fund of stories for his little boy.
Initially the patient is unwell and bedfast, being nursed in side lying with a pillow between his legs to prevent internal rotation and adduction of the affected leg when this is uppermost.
He requires opioid analgesia, laxatives and antiemetics and over the course of the illness loses weight and becomes weaker and bedfast.
She was extremely weak, bedfast, had trouble concentrating and was seriously depressed.
The efforts of Eden Alternative homes have reduced the need for psychoactive and sedating medications, and reduced the number of bedfast residents and pressure ulcers (Thomas, 2004).