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house·bound

 (hous′bound′)

adj.

Confined to one’s home, as by illness.

housebound

(ˈhaʊsˌbaʊnd)

adj

unable to leave one’s house because of illness, injury, etc

house•bound

(ˈhaʊsˌbaʊnd)

adj.

restricted to the house, as by illness.
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Adj.1.housebound – confined usually by illness

homebound , shut-in
confined – not free to move about
Translations

housebound

[ˈhaʊsbaʊnd] ADJ confinado en casa

housebound

[ˈhaʊsbaʊnd] adj confiné (e) chez soi

housebound

[ˈhaʊsˌbaʊnd] adj confinato / a in casa

housebound

adj incapaz de salir de la casa (debido a debilidad)

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Nurse Robert Burton (48), was employed by South Birmingham NHS Trust at their Yardley Wood Centre and cared for a number of housebound patients.

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There are probably hundreds of pensioners who need help because ofmaybe being housebound or theymay have hearing problems.

I AM sure Nexus is trying to ensure that disabled people are completely housebound unless they have their own transport.

Although one notices that when it come providing a continuing care package an MS victim, the present Liberal Democrat council which declined to recover thousands of pounds overpaid to Labour councillors, show little compassion or flexibility where the above housebound individual is concerned.

Hugh O’Brien-Quinn, prosecuting, at Stafford Crown Court said 79-year-old Gwendoline Bate was diabetic and virtually housebound after a stroke.

James MacRae, 22, was jailed for six months yesterday for stealing from housebound Mary Gillies, 45, who died a few weeks ago.

I am fully recovered from a spell of cancer three years ago – am I to be housebound for the rest of my life?

HOUSEBOUND parishioners were counting their blessings yesterday with the news Church radio services are to resume.

An elderly priest has been left housebound after thieves stole his electric buggy.

Amelie matchmakes for a hypochondriac and a jealous guy at the cafe, gets her retired dad out of his housebound funk by sending his garden gnome on a world tour, keeps company with a brittle-boned shut-in whose main activity is repeatedly copying a Renoir painting and helps out an abused produce-stand worker by sneaking into his boss’ apartment and setting summer-camp-style booby traps.

West Bromwich East Labour MP Mr Peter Snape is adopting a “food for thought” approach to meet his housebound constituents – by delivering them their lunches with the Meals on Wheels Service.

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