Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exhibiting or affected with atrophy; wasted.
- adj. characterized by atrophy
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Affected with atrophy, as a tissue or organ; arrested in development at a very early stage; rudimentary.
- adj. (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
“Even in the best case, Woods just began to rehab idle muscles that he calls "atrophied.”
“As many record labels atrophied over the past decade, artists have found benefactors in brands—and some of those brands have gotten savvy about insinuating themselves in the culture.”
“Are our brains so "atrophied" that we now believe there is no other way for the Department of Transportation to learn what highways need fixing or that the MTA needs funds for its capital plan without a lobbyist for Houston or New York City sidling up to a federal official?”
“An autopsy on Terri Schiavo, the severely brain damaged woman whose death sparked an intense debate over a person's right-to-die, showed that her brain was severely "atrophied" and weighed less than half of what it should have, and that no treatment could have reversed the damage...”
“Sanctions from Arab League member states would exacerbate the damage to Syria's already atrophied economy, following a European oil embargo and dwindling foreign-exchange reserves.”
“In a sense, U.S. firms have never had the export muscle—or to the extent that they had it, that muscle has atrophied over time.”
“Her colleagues were lecturers at the atrophied UC system.”
“Considering how atrophied England appeared at the 2010 World Cup, the shifting make-up of the squad has its appeal.”
“A decade after the accident, he started to experience muscle degeneration in his left leg, until his calf muscle atrophied to the point that his lower leg looked like a straight line.”
“If people really were more concerned with ‘researching investment strategies’, then we would have taken a step closer to the future imagined by Huxley in Brave New World where fiction has been scrapped and the creativity of humanity has completely atrophied.”
Looking for tweets for atrophied.