Most pythons have atrophied useless pelvises floating inside their abdomens, not connected to anything.
Inevitably, the old visceral “hands-on” flying skills, no longer much employed by pilots, have atrophied like an unused limb.
That appears, at best, to be feeble, at worst to have atrophied altogether.
The problem is that the physical part of the art of flying has atrophied.
Restoring the atrophied Israeli Zionist left is the only way to ensure movement on the peace process.
It was as if some nerve—the sentimental nerve—had atrophied.
The optic nerve is a shrunken, atrophied and insensate thread.
In this way too often the imagination, the really individual part of the mind, is starved and atrophied.
You've the passions of overfed lap dogs with atrophied appetites.
Commonly accompanying quarter-crack is the condition of contracted heels and atrophied frog.
"a wasting away through lack of nourishment," 1620s (atrophied is from 1590s), from French atrophie, from Late Latin atrophia, from Greek atrophia "a wasting away," noun of state from atrophos "ill-fed, un-nourished," from a- "not" + trophe "nourishment," from trephein "to fatten" (see -trophy).
1822 (implied in atrophied), from atrophy (n.). Related: Atrophying.
atrophied at·ro·phied (āt'rə-fēd)
Characterized by atrophy.
atrophy at·ro·phy (āt'rə-fē)
A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished cellular proliferation, pressure, ischemia, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes. Also called atrophia. v. at·ro·phied, at·ro·phy·ing, at·ro·phies
To undergo atrophy.
Note: The term is also used in a more general way to refer to a wasting process: “Since he stopped playing, his piano skills have atrophied.”