Definitions for SHUT-INˈʃʌtˈɪn; ˈʃʌtˌɪn
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shut-inˈʃʌtˈɪn; ˈʃʌtˌɪn(adj.; n.)
confined to one's home, a hospital, etc., as from illness.
disposed to desire solitude; withdrawn; asocial.
(n.)a person confined by infirmity or disease to the house, a hospital, etc.
Origin of shut-in:
someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
homebound, housebound, shut-in(verb)
confined usually by illness
enclose, close in, inclose, shut in(verb)
"Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
A person confined to a location, as by illness or infirmity.
Confined to a location, as by infirmity or illness.
A shut-in is an Ozark term for a river that's naturally confined within a deep, narrow channel. The river becomes unnavigable even by canoe due to the rapids and narrow channels produced as the stream encounters a more resistant rock that is more difficult to erode. In the Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Missouri hard rhyolite and a diabase dike diverts the stream into many little streamlets following a complex joint system "shutting" the river. The term had an origin in Appalachia where it was used to refer to a narrow river gorge confined by resistant rock layers. Examples can be found in Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Missouri, where the Black River has become confined in a shut-in. More than ninety other "shut–ins" occur within and around the St. Francois Mountains region of southeast Missouri. In southern Illinois the Burden Falls Wilderness area includes a narrow canyon below a waterfall that is confined by a resistant sandstone layer. The gorge is referred to as a shut–in following the Appalachian usage for the term.
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