Meaning of shut-in

shut-in

Pronunciation: (shut'in"), [key]
— adj.
  1. confined to one's home, a hospital, etc., as from illness.
  2. disposed to desire solitude; withdrawn; asocial.
  3. (of an oil or gas well) temporarily sealed up.
—n.
  1. a person confined by infirmity or disease to the house, a hospital, etc.
  2. Also calledan oil or gas well that has been closed down.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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