Pronunciation: (shut'in"),[key] —adj. 1. confined to one's home, a hospital, etc., as from illness.
2. Psychiatry.disposed to desire solitude; withdrawn; asocial.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 called shut'-in well". an oil or gas well that has been closed down.