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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bedrid  \Bed"rid`\,  Bedridden  \Bed"rid`den\,  a.  [OE.  bedrede  AS 
  bedreda  bedrida  from  bed,  bedd,  a  bed  or  couch  +  ridda  a 
  rider;  cf  OHG.  pettiriso  G.  bettrise  See  {Bed},  n.,  and 
  {Ride},  v.  i.  ] 
  Confined  to  the  bed  by  sickness  or  infirmity.  ``Her  decrepit, 
  sick,  and  bedrid  father.''  --Shak.  ``The  estate  of  a 
  bedridden  old  gentleman.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bedridden 
  adj  :  confined  to  bed  (by  illness)  [syn:  {bedfast},  {bedrid},  {infirm}, 
  {sick-abed}] 




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