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shut-in

(shŭt′ĭn′)
n.
A person confined indoors by illness or disability.
adj. (shŭt-ĭn′)
1. Confined to a home or hospital, as by illness.
2. Disposed to avoid social contact; excessively withdrawn or introverted.

shut-in

n
1. (Medicine) chiefly
a. a person confined indoors by illness
b. (as modifier): a shut-in patient.
2. (Psychiatry) psychiatry a condition in which the person is highly withdrawn and unable to express his own feelings. See also schizoid

shut-in

(adj. ˈʃʌtˈɪn; n. ˈʃʌtˌɪn)

adj.
1. confined to one's home, a hospital, etc., as from illness.
2. disposed to desire solitude; withdrawn; asocial.
n.
3. a person confined by infirmity or disease to the house, a hospital, etc.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shut-in - someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injuryshut-in - someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
homebound - people who are confined to their homes
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Adj.1.shut-in - somewhat introverted
introversive, introvertive - directed inward; marked by interest in yourself or concerned with inner feelings
2.shut-in - confined usually by illness
confined - not free to move about
Translations

shut-in

[ˈʃʌtɪn] ADJencerrado

shut-in

[ˌʃʌtˈɪn] adj (feeling) → di soffocamento

shut-in

n persona que no puede salir del hogar (por enfermedad o discapacidad)
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