Atrophy At"ro*phy, v. t. [p. p. {Atrophied}.] To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken. [1913 Webster]

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  • Atrophied — At ro*phied, p. a. Affected with atrophy, as a tissue or organ; arrested in development at a very early stage; rudimentary. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • atrophied — /a treuh feed/, adj. exhibiting or affected with atrophy; wasted; withered; shriveled: an atrophied arm; an atrophied talent. [1590 1600; ATROPHY + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • atrophied — adjective (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use (Freq. 1) partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm • Syn: ↑wasted, ↑diminished • Ant: ↑hypertrophied …   Useful english dictionary

  • atrophied — adjective characterized by atrophy …   Wiktionary

  • atrophied — Characterized by atrophy. * * * at·ro·phied (atґro fēd) marked by atrophy; shrunken …   Medical dictionary

  • atrophied — at·ro·phied || ætrÉ™fɪd adj. wasted away, degenerated at·ro·phy || ætrÉ™fɪ n. wasting away, degeneration of a body part (Medicine) v. waste away, degenerate (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atrophied — /ˈætrəfid/ (say atruhfeed) adjective exhibiting or affected with atrophy; wasted …   Australian English dictionary

  • atrophy — [[t]æ̱trəfi[/t]] atrophies, atrophying, atrophied 1) VERB If a muscle or other part of the body atrophies, it decreases in size or strength, often as a result of an illness. [FORMAL] Scott s muscle atrophied, his leg became stunted, and he was… …   English dictionary

  • atrophy — I UK [ˈætrəfɪ] / US noun [uncountable] medical a medical condition in which a part of your body becomes weaker or smaller because you are not using it or because blood is not reaching it II UK [ˈætrəfɪ] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word… …   English dictionary

  • Cave insects — Caves are perhaps the most distinct and well defined of insect habitats. A number of insects are permanent habitual inhabitants of caves, characterized by marked specializations for the extreme conditions. These are the true cavernicole species.… …   Wikipedia

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