What does shut-in mean?

Definitions for shut-in
ˈʃʌtˈɪn; ˈʃʌtˌɪnshut-in

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invalid, shut-inadjective

    someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury

  2. introvertish, shut-inadjective

    somewhat introverted

  3. homebound, housebound, shut-inverb

    confined usually by illness

  4. enclose, close in, inclose, shut inverb

    surround completely

    "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"


  1. shut-innoun

    A person confined to a location, as by illness or infirmity.

  2. shut-inadjective

    Confined to a location, as by infirmity or illness.

  3. shut-inadjective



  1. shut-in

    A shut-in is a person who, due to physical, mental, or emotional conditions or circumstances, is confined to their home or another indoor location, often for extended periods of time. It can also refer to a situation in oil or gas production where a well is closed, temporarily stopping production.


  1. Shut-in

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shut-in in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shut-in in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shut-in in a Sentence

  1. Tariq Zahir:

    We were not totally surprised with the draw after the shut-in in Canadian production.

  2. Tariq Zahir:

    We were not totally surprised with the draw after the shut-in Canadian production.

  3. Scott Sheffield:

    A lot of independents will have to actually shut in production in the Permian to make room for our growth.

  4. Bill Gersitz:

    Normally people would be shut in if we had snow like we did last year, it has been great weather.

  5. Richard Redash:

    We've seen a couple of small producers in Alberta shut-in gas production due to low prices in recent months, but Canadian Natural's planned shut-ins may only be the tip of the iceberg based on how low AECO prices are.


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