Meaning of shut-in
Pronunciation: (shut'in"), [key]
- confined to one's home, a hospital, etc., as from illness.
- disposed to desire solitude; withdrawn; asocial.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 calledan oil or gas well that has been closed down.
- shut-in (Thesaurus)