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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old English
Origin: bedreda 'person who has to stay in bed', from bedd 'bed' + -rida, -reda 'rider'

bedridden

adjective
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
bed‧rid‧den
MI unable to leave your bed, especially because you are old or ill

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