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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sed·en·tary /ˈsɛdṇˌtɛri/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sed·en·tary /ˈsɛdṇˌtɛrɪ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sed·en·ta·ry a.
 1. Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man. Sedentary, scholastic sophists.”
 2. Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life.
    Any education that confined itself to sedentary pursuits was essentially imperfect.   --Beaconsfield.
 3. Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil. [R.] “The sedentary earth.”
    The soul, considered abstractly from its passions, is of a remiss, sedentary nature.   --Spectator.
 4. Caused by long sitting. [Obs.] Sedentary numbness.”
 5. Zool. Remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans.
 Sedentary spider Zool., one of a tribe of spiders which rest motionless until their prey is caught in their web.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : used of persons or actions; "forced by illness to lead a
            sedentary life"