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Adjective: shut-in  'shút,in
  1. Somewhat introverted
    - introvertish
  2. Confined usually by illness
    - homebound, housebound
Noun: shut-in  'shút,in
  1. Someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
    - invalid
Verb: shut in
  1. Surround completely
    - enclose, close in, inclose

Derived forms: shutting in, shut-ins, shuts in, shut in

See also: confined, introversive, introvertive

Type of: border, diseased person, environ, ring, sick person, skirt, sufferer, surround

Part of: homebound

Encyclopedia: Shut-in