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  • Info Atrophy is the partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body.
  • Some of these are still growing in old age and others are soon arrested and atrophy. Cited from Youth: Its Education, by G. Stanley Hall
  • Indeed there is some danger of the one feeling being atrophied, while the other is over-developed. Cited from Works, V1, by Lucian of Samosata
  • The rest of her life seems a matter of growth or of atrophy, according to your point of view. Cited from Outlines of English Literature, by William J. Long
  • He suffered cerebral atrophy as result of second attack, which also caused him memory loss.
  • Possibly it was working a more rapid atrophy than she knew. Cited from Destiny, by Charles Neville Buck
  • His power of feeling had not been atrophied, rather it had become deeper. Cited from The Net: A Novel, by Rex Beach
  • She died at home of the rare disease, multiple system atrophy.
  • Without them I can imagine nothing but the most terrible intellectual atrophy among our medical men. Cited from An Englishman Looks at the World, by H. G. Wells
  • It normally atrophies from the time of birth to the age of four to eight weeks.
  • But when they had done exactly what they meant to do, the desires were all atrophied. Cited from Escape and Other Essays, by Arthur Benson
  • All other means and methods of attack and defence have atrophied. Cited from Through the Brazilian Wilderness, by Theodore Roosevelt
  • When function becomes instinctive it atrophies unless it can grow into higher forms of function. Cited from A Fountain Sealed, by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Two atrophied nostrils were situated on either side and slightly below the eyes. Cited from Warlord of Kor, by Terry Gene Carr
  • He suffered brain atrophy, which killed brain cells and damaged connections between them.
  • Only one pair of them -- the central pair -- are normally developed, the others atrophying. Cited from The Evolution of Man, V.1., by Ernst Haeckel
  • But I can see the end even of them -- atrophy. Cited from Cytherea, by Joseph Hergesheimer
  • In the same way then any mental faculty becomes atrophied if it is unused. Cited from The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions, by James Runciman
  • The foot of this mollusk is atrophied and it has lost its function of movement.
  • Those not in use atrophy and fall victims to arrested development. Cited from Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians, by Elbert Hubbard
  • His conscience, if he had ever had one, had become atrophied through long disuse. Cited from The Girl on the Boat, by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
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Meaning of atrophy

  • noun A decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
  • noun Any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
  • verb Undergo atrophy
    Muscles that are not used will atrophy