sedentary [ sed-n-ter-ee ]
1. characterized by or requiring a sitting posture: a sedentary occupation.
2. accustomed to sit or rest a great deal or to take little exercise.
3. Chiefly Zoology.
a. abiding in one place; not migratory.
b. pertaining to animals that move about little or are permanently attached to something, as a barnacle.
OTHER WORDS FROM SEDENTARY
sed·en·tar·i·ly [sed-n-tair-uh-lee, sed-n-ter-] , adjective
WORDS RELATED TO SEDENTARY
inactive, desk, idle, seated, settled, sitting, sluggish, stationary, torpid, desk-bound
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Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin sedentārius sitting, equivalent to sedent- (stem of sedēns, present participle of sedēre to sit; see -ent) + -ārius -ary
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