Origin of bedriddenMiddle English bedrede(n) from Old English bedreda from bed, bed + rida, rider from ridan, to ride
Origin of bedriddenMiddle English bedreden from Old English bedrida bed bed ; see bed . rida rider ( from rīdan to ride ; see ride . )
(comparative more bedridden, superlative most bedridden)
From Old English bedreda, from rida (“rider”), with -en by analogy with past participle adjectives
(comparative more bed-ridden, superlative most bed-ridden)
- Alternative spelling of bedridden.
bedridden - Medical Definition
also bedrid (-rĭd′)
- Turning should be done at a minimum of every two hours if the child is bedridden.
- Skin care is essential for children who are bedridden or in a cast or restraints.
- The disease progresses so that the individual becomes increasingly dependent, ultimately becoming bedridden and unaware of his or her surroundings.
- When he was a teenager, he was bedridden for several months with tuberculosis.
- Patients who are bedridden are at risk of developing pressure ulcers.