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housebound in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhouseboundhouse‧bound /ˈhaʊsbaʊnd/ adjective  MIHOMEnot able to leave your house, especially because you are ill or old
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houseboundPerhaps she sometimes did, she replied - with sudden sideways glances - but she was far from being housebound.There must be many other ways of capitalizing in a creative way on the restrictions of being housebound.Most months the elderly and housebound have a Mass and the Sacrament of the Sick in the Hall.The visiting service is especially for the housebound, lonely or depressed.Mr Carus said father-of-three Gavin had housebound parents.Outings and social events are also organised by the group for housebound people, using its own minibus.My advice to all housebound people?Celie strived not to conform to a stereotyped henpecked housebound wife.