bedpan
noun Date: 1678 a shallow vessel used by a bedridden person for urination or defecation

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  • Bedpan — Bed pan , n. 1. A pan for warming beds. Nares. [1913 Webster] 2. A shallow chamber vessel, so constructed that it can be used by a sick person in bed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedpan — (n.) also bed pan, 1580s, from BED (Cf. bed) (n.) + PAN (Cf. pan) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bedpan — ► NOUN ▪ a receptacle used as a toilet by a bedridden patient …   English terms dictionary

  • bedpan — ☆ bedpan [bed′pan΄] n. a shallow pan for use as a toilet by a person confined to bed …   English World dictionary

  • Bedpan — A bedpan or bed pan is an object used for the toileting of a bedridden patient in a health care facility, usually made of a metal, glass, or plastic receptacle. A bed pan can be used for both urinary and fecal discharge. Many diseases can confine …   Wikipedia

  • bedpan — UK [ˈbedˌpæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms bedpan : singular bedpan plural bedpans a wide flat container used as a toilet by people who are too ill to get out of bed …   English dictionary

  • bedpan — noun A variety of chamber pot that is used while still in bed, generally for reasons of medical necessity or convenience The nurse entered the hospital suite and emptied the patients bedpan each morning …   Wiktionary

  • bedpan — [[t]be̱dpæn[/t]] bedpans also bed pan N COUNT A bedpan is a shallow bowl shaped like a toilet seat, which is used instead of a toilet by people who are too ill to get out of bed …   English dictionary

  • bedpan — /ˈbɛdpæn / (say bedpan) noun 1. a shallow toilet pan for use by persons confined to bed. 2. a warming pan …   Australian English dictionary

  • bedpan — /bed pan /, n. 1. a shallow toilet pan for use by persons confined to bed. 2. bedwarmer. [1575 85; BED + PAN1] * * * …   Universalium

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