Definition of atrophied:
deteriorated (part of speech: verb)
- got worse,
- gotten worse,
- went downhill,
- fell apart,
- gone downhill,
- fallen apart,
- "The Coming of the Ice", G. Peyton Wertenbaker.
- "The Silver Horde", Rex Beach.
Therefore either these feelings must be left altogether unexpressed and, if unexpressed, then soon undeveloped and atrophied, or they must be expressed by the help of images or idols- by the help of something not more actually true than a child's doll is to a child, but yet helpful to our weakness of understanding, as the doll no doubt gratifies and stimulates the motherly instinct in the child.- "The Note-Books of Samuel Butler", Samuel Butler.