What does the word bedridden mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Confined to bed by sickness or weakness. bedrid.

Usage examples for bedridden

  1. The contents of these writings were not altogether pleasing however, for I learned from them that my father was in broken health and almost bedridden, and indeed, though I did not know it for many years after, he died in Ditchingham Church upon the very day that I received his letter. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  2. But now Lord Tranmore was bedridden up- stairs, with two nurses to look after him, and to judge from the aspect of the tables piled with letters and books, and from the armful of papers which a private secretary carried off with him as he disappeared before the Dean, Ashe was now fully at home in the room which had been his father's. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. If he is bedridden, what then? – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
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