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 atrophy
Still, the atrophy continued, as did the collapse of Vatican-backed dictatorships in Portugal, Spain and Latin America.
It hinders the immune system, causes insomnia, and speeds the atrophy of the brain, to name a few.
As a consequence, some atrophy of the muscles of the leg occurred, and a halt became habitual in the gait.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Was it politics that had caused this atrophy of the moral senses by disuse?Democracy An American Novel|Henry Adams
Unused, any organ will atrophy, and so their capacity for sympathy may be latent and not easily roused.Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier|T. L. Pennell
There was a marked lateral deviation of the spinal column, with atrophy of the leg muscles.Lourdes|Robert Hugh Benson
Atrophy of the optic nerve is also involved and the final result is blindness.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer