WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
at•ro•phied  (atrə fēd),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. exhibiting or affected with atrophy;
    wasted;
    withered;
    shriveled:an atrophied arm; an atrophied talent.
  • atrophy + -ed2 1590–1600

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
at•ro•phy /ˈætrəfi/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -phied, -phy•ing. 
n. [uncountable]
  1. a wasting away of the body, as from poor nutrition, nerve damage, or disuse.

v. [no object]
  1. to undergo atrophy;
    wither;
    degenerate:His crippled leg began to atrophy with no exercise.
  2. to become weakened;
    decline:Industry atrophied in bad economic times.
at•ro•phied, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
at•ro•phy  (atrə fē),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -phied, -phy•ing. 
n. 
    Also,  a•tro•phi•a  (ə trōfē ə).USA pronunciation [Pathol.]a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage.
  1. degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse:He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of thought.

v.t., v.i. 
  1. to affect with or undergo atrophy.
a•troph•ic  (ə trofik, ə trōfik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Greek, equivalent. to átroph(os) not fed (see a-6, tropho-) + -ia -ia
  • Late Latin atrophia
  • Middle French)
  • 1590–1600; earlier atrophie (

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