exhibiting or affected with atrophy; wasted; withered; shriveled: an atrophied arm; an atrophied talent.
- non·at·ro·phied, adjective
- un·at·ro·phied, adjective
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How to use atrophied in a sentence
Even under her rain gear, I notice her muscular shoulders, which look even stronger contrasted with her atrophied legs.This Adaptive Mountain Bike Brings Freedom Back to Disabled Riders | cobrien | January 20, 2022 | Outside Online
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? | Clive Irving | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
That appears, at best, to be feeble, at worst to have atrophied altogether.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea | Bruce Riedel | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
A lack of competitive elections meant that state parties atrophied.Democrats March on the South to Hold Senate Majority in 2014 | David Freedlander | October 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Restoring the atrophied Israeli Zionist left is the only way to ensure movement on the peace process.
There is no reason why in the years to come hand and foot should not both be atrophied.American Sketches | Charles Whibley
Plenty of good air there to fill lungs atrophied by long night hours in the sick atmosphere of the wards.A Sheaf of Corn | Mary E. Mann
One external opening sufficed to carry off the entire secretion of the gland, and the other openings therefore atrophied.
But the first has already atrophied considerably, and may easily be recognized as the spiracle.
Eventually the old mouth and throat atrophied, and one pair of coalesced gill-slits came to serve as the sole mouth.