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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: sédentaire, from Latin sedentarius, from sedere 'to sit'

sedentary

adjective
     
sed‧en‧ta‧ry
1 formal spending a lot of time sitting down, and not moving or exercising very much
sedentary life/job/lifestyle etc
health problems caused by our sedentary lifestyles
2 technical a sedentary group of people tend always to live in the same place:
a sedentary people living north of the Danube

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