Definition of housebound in English:

housebound

Line breaks: house|bound
Pronunciation: /ˈhaʊsbaʊnd
 
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adjective

Unable to leave one’s house, typically due to illness or old age.
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  • 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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