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Bedridden vs. Bedbound

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Bedriddenadjective

confined to bed because of infirmity or illness

Bedboundadjective

Unable to leave one's bed for some reason.

Bedriddenadjective

confined to bed (by illness)

Bedriddenadjective

confined to bed by sickness or old age.

Bedridden

Being bedridden is a form of immobility that can present as the inability to move or even sit upright. It differs from bed-rest, a form of non-invasive treatment that is usually part of recovery or the limitation of activities.

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