atrophied


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Related to atrophied: disuse atrophy
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Synonyms for atrophied

(of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use

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An imagination which might well have become atrophied through disuse had him as thoroughly in its control as ever he had had his Pickering Giant.
It is famished, it is crazed wit hunger by that time, and will be entirely satisfied with anything that comes handy; its taste is atrophied, it can't tell mud cat from shad.
Had a green Martian woman desired to show dislike or contempt she would, in all likelihood, have done it with a sword thrust or a movement of her trigger finger; but as their sentiments are mostly atrophied it would have required a serious injury to have aroused such passions in them.
His power to reason has relieved them of many of their duties, and so they have, to some extent, atrophied, as have the muscles which move the ears and scalp, merely from disuse.
His muscles, almost atrophied from disuse in his former life, had filled out.