Definition of housebound in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaʊsbaʊnd/


Unable to leave one’s house, typically due to illness or old age.
Example sentences
  • Without marijuana, they'd be housebound - weak, unable to hold down food and wracked with muscle spasms.
  • Meals are provided 365 days a year to those who are elderly and housebound and unable to cook a hot meal for themselves.
  • Those in pain, or housebound by illness, will not be impressed by waiting list cuts if they are still expected to wait years for treatment.

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