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Shut-in well

confined to one’s home, a hospital, etc., as from illness.
Psychiatry. disposed to desire solitude; withdrawn; asocial.
(of an oil or gas well) temporarily sealed up.
a person confined by infirmity or disease to the house, a hospital, etc.
Also called shut-in well. an oil or gas well that has been closed down.
(mainly US & Canadian)

a person confined indoors by illness
(as modifier): a shut-in patient

(psychiatry) a condition in which the person is highly withdrawn and unable to express his own feelings See also schizoid

shut-in n.
A person confined indoors by illness or disability. adj.

Confined to a home or hospital, as by illness.

Disposed to avoid social contact; excessively withdrawn or introverted.


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