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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 Disposed to avoid social contact; excessively withdrawn or introverted.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 (Psychiatry) psychiatry a condition in which the person is highly withdrawn and unable to express his own feelings.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 disposed to desire solitude; withdrawn; asocial.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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Shut-Ins: Britain's Fattest People Channel 4, 10pm The series concludes by meeting Emily, a 24-year-old single mum-of-two who weighs 26 stone.
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'Despite the improved revenue, production was negatively affected in the period by shut-ins and shut-downs at various terminals for repairs and maintained of ageing facilities.
Natural gas production for the quarter was positively impacted by three operated Haynesville Shale Trend wells completed late in the first quarter, but negatively impacted by shut-ins due to offset fracs of approximately 4,300 Mcfe per day for the quarter, as well as frac delays.
Sharon Hill weighs more than 46 stone SHUT-INS: BRITAIN'S FATTEST WOMAN Channel 4, 9pm SHARON Hill is what doctors call super morbidly obese.
In October the shut-ins will rise to 1 million bpd, above the average 935,000 bpd, before subsiding to just 121,000 bpd in November, 23 percent of the five-year average, according to IIR.
residents ages 80 and older are "cyber shut-ins," but plenty are plugged in.
SHUT-INS: BRITAIN'S FATTEST PEOPLE (9pm CHANNEL 4) AT A 46 stone, Sharon Hill has the dubious honour of being Britain's biggest woman.
The torrent of water, trees, and massive boulders crashed through Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, changing the valley, the people's playground, forever.