Unable to leave one’s house, typically due to illness or old age.
More 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.
Definition of housebound in:
- The US English dictionary