Sedentary

Sed"en*ta*ry

(?), a. [L. sedentarius, fr. sedere to sit: cf. F. sedentaire. See Sedent.] 1. Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man. "Sedentary, scholastic sophists." Bp. Warburton.
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2. Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life.
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Any education that confined itself to sedentary pursuits was essentially imperfect.
Beaconsfield.
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3. Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil. [R.] "The sedentary earth." Milton.
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The soul, considered abstractly from its passions, is of a remiss, sedentary nature.
Spectator.
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4. Caused by long sitting. [Obs.] "Sedentary numbness." Milton.
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5. (Zol.) 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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Sedentary spider (Zol.), one of a tribe of spiders which rest motionless until their prey is caught in their web.
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