- exhibiting or affected with atrophy; wasted; withered; shriveled: an atrophied arm; an atrophied talent.
Origin of atrophied
- Also a·tro·phi·a [uh-troh-fee-uh] /əˈtroʊ fi ə/. Pathology. a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage.
- degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse: He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of thought.
- to affect with or undergo atrophy.
Origin of atrophy
Related Words for atrophiedbony, emaciated, skeletal, gaunt, skinny, scrawny, anorexic, dim, abate, ebb, dwindle, subside, atrophy, wither, decrease, fade, slacken, shrink, weaken, blow
Examples from the Web for atrophied
Contemporary Examples of atrophied
Inevitably, the old visceral “hands-on” flying skills, no longer much employed by pilots, have atrophied like an unused limb.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
January 4, 2015
That appears, at best, to be feeble, at worst to have atrophied altogether.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea
November 9, 2014
Most pythons have atrophied useless pelvises floating inside their abdomens, not connected to anything.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution
Karl W. Giberson
June 1, 2014
Restoring the atrophied Israeli Zionist left is the only way to ensure movement on the peace process.Israelis Giving Palestinians Their Votes
January 4, 2013
The problem is that the physical part of the art of flying has atrophied.The New Cockpit Threat
October 22, 2009
Historical Examples of atrophied
But the gentler fibers of the man were atrophied by the habits of a lifetime.Within the Law
The court is an atrophied institution, a circus surviving in the backyard of history.Erik Dorn
As a result, we have no organs of hearing, for they have been atrophied from ages of disuse.Giants on the Earth
Sterner St. Paul Meek
The vulgar quackeries drop off, atrophied, one after another.Medical Essays
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The optic nerve is a shrunken, atrophied and insensate thread.Natural Law in the Spiritual World
- a wasting away of an organ or part, or a failure to grow to normal size as the result of disease, faulty nutrition, etc
- any degeneration or diminution, esp through lack of use
- to waste away or cause to waste away
Word Origin for atrophy
Word Origin and History for atrophied
"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.
- Characterized by atrophy.
- 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.atrophia
- To undergo atrophy.
- A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished proliferation of cells, pressure, lack of oxygen, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes.