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  • verb Present participle of atrophy.

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Examples

  • Seriously – I’ve heard that nerves are capable of atrophying from a lack of use.

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  • PALIN: Well, the only scary thing about all that is that people did start mixing that parody with those things that I actually have said in interviews and some of the reality started kind of atrophying into whatever she was saying.

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  • Somewhat ironically the result was a kind of atrophying of the settings, because no one actually set them, instead we just tweaked the defaults to get it right.

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  • The combat frames were obviously several generations into the relationship: when discovered, their catabolic furnaces were already atrophying, forcing them to continue protecting the solar platform.

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  • We need urgent action at all levels of government and within our major institutions to refocus on education and substantially raise the numbers of those who graduate from high school and college -- to make this a fundamental goal -- and to put the workers whose time and talents are now wasted and atrophying back to work.

    Gary Orfield: Southern California's Broken Economic Ladder

  • For two years solid, I sat at that desk, my brain atrophying, and then I came home eight months ago and packed boxes are sitting in front of the door and all the stuff is off the walls—even the big picture from Hawaii, the one where we're looking like a couple of sex gods.

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  • We need urgent action at all levels of government and within our major institutions to refocus on education and substantially raise the numbers of those who graduate from high school and college -- to make this a fundamental goal -- and to put the workers whose time and talents are now wasted and atrophying back to work.

    Gary Orfield: Southern California's Broken Economic Ladder

  • Two of the tentacles are atrophying and inside the other two, a kind of stiff cartilage is growing.

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  • We need urgent action at all levels of government and within our major institutions to refocus on education and substantially raise the numbers of those who graduate from high school and college -- to make this a fundamental goal -- and to put the workers whose time and talents are now wasted and atrophying back to work.

    Gary Orfield: Southern California's Broken Economic Ladder

  • We need urgent action at all levels of government and within our major institutions to refocus on education and substantially raise the numbers of those who graduate from high school and college -- to make this a fundamental goal -- and to put the workers whose time and talents are now wasted and atrophying back to work.

    Gary Orfield: Southern California's Broken Economic Ladder

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