Definitions of shut-in
  1. noun
    someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
    synonyms: invalid
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    type of:
    diseased person, sick person, sufferer
    a person suffering from an illness
  2. adjective
    confined usually by illness
    synonyms: homebound, housebound
    not free to move about
  3. adjective
    somewhat introverted
    synonyms: introvertish
    introversive, introvertive
    directed inward; marked by interest in yourself or concerned with inner feelings
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