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But the gentler fibers of the man were atrophied by the habits of a lifetime.

The court is an atrophied institution, a circus surviving in the backyard of history.

As a result, we have no organs of hearing, for they have been atrophied from ages of disuse.

The vulgar quackeries drop off, atrophied, one after another.

The optic nerve is a shrunken, atrophied and insensate thread.

It is atrophied—yours and mine and all of us—the soul has gone and mine?

There is no reason why in the years to come hand and foot should not both be atrophied.

In Diplocolpus the external part (outside the shell) is in all eighteen smaller spines rudimentary or atrophied.

You've the passions of overfed lap dogs with atrophied appetites.

The central government overshadowed and atrophied the parts.

WORD ORIGIN

"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).

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