sedentary

[ UK /sˈɛdəntəɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛdənˌtɛɹi/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. requiring sitting or little activity
    forced by illness to lead a sedentary life
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How To Use sedentary In A Sentence

  • We're using a traditional sedentary medium, the Internet, to get you off your keister to participate.
  • A sedentary lifestyle also spells bad news for hips and thighs: increase your circulation by taking more exercise.
  • Walking is a many-sided pleasure and essential for those who lead a sedentary life.
  • -- But I had the impression that the author of the Spectator was afflicted with a dropsy, or some such inflated malady, to which persons of sedentary and bibacious habits are liable. The Poet at the Breakfast-Table
  • Patients returned to sedentary work after 1 week and to strenuous work after 5 to 6 months.
  • Aardvarks, rabbits, zebras, and other animals that rely on a more sedentary diet opt for eyes on each side of the head, maximizing their ability to spot lurking dangers.
  • The curassows comprise 14 species of sedentary Neotropical birds classified in four genera (Crax, Nothocrax, Mitu, and Pauxi) in the family Cracidae.
  • If you're relatively sedentary, then you'll need less.
  • Lifestyle physical activity may be more successful than structured and more vigorous exercise in motivating sedentary and overweight persons.
  • We have learned that the interface between people and machine (sedentary work) is inherently corrosive, producing cumulative health problems such as eyestrain, fatigue, repetitive stress injuries, chronic low back disorders, constriction of blood flow and breathing, and neck and shoulder strain. PSFK
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