It is certain that the mind becomes atrophied
in a defective body.
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.
We may note the garlic and whisky on the breath of a fellow strap hanger, or the cheap perfume emanating from the person of the wondrous lady sitting in front of us, and deplore the fact of our sensitive noses; but, as a matter of fact, we cannot smell at all, our olfactory organs are practically atrophied
, by comparison with the development of the sense among the beasts of the wild.
When the seeds in our fruits become atrophied
, the fruit itself gains largely in size and quality.