verb (used with or without object), at·ro·phied, at·ro·phy·ing.
Origin of atrophy
Related formsa·troph·ic [uh-trof-ik, uh-troh-fik] /əˈtrɒf ɪk, əˈtroʊ fɪk/, adjectivenon·a·troph·ic, adjective
Examples from the Web for atrophies
Whichever faculty you use, the other atrophies, and partly deserts you.This Simian World|Clarence Day
It becomes in fact the oviduct in the female and atrophies in the male.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
Even when absorbed into the tissues in minute doses it corrodes the brain and atrophies the intellect.The Bartlett Mystery|Louis Tracy
This atrophies if the main mass is removed, and the fossa of Rosenmller can be cleared out with the forefinger.
Many of these atrophies from disuse are cured by mental influence of one kind or another.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh