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1. Characterized by or requiring much sitting: a sedentary job.
2. Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise.
3. Remaining or living in one area; not migratory: sedentary caribou herds.
4. Attached or rooted; sessile: sedentary marine organisms.

[French sédentaire, from Old French, from Latin sedentārius, from sedēns, sedent-, present participle of sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

sed′en·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
sed′en·tar′i·ness n.
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He or she can still make gobs of dough by broadcasting their private game sessions over Twitch, the Amazon-owned live-streaming site that--inexplicably--draws large collectives of viewers who honor their inner couch potato by sedentarily watching other people play games.
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In this study, the number of hours per day spent sedentarily was obtained from the self-reported total time spent sitting as assessed by the IPAQ (e.g., sitting at a desk, watching television, and reading).