"sedentary" Definition

  1. a. Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.
  2. a. Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life.
  3. a. Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil.
  4. a. Caused by long sitting.
  5. a. Remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans.

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Position in dictionary: 88387 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., a., a., a., a.,
Words that start with "sedentary": 1
Words that end with "sedentary": 1
Words that contain "sedentary": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of sedentary

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