Definition of atrophy:
- deteriorate (part of speech: verb)
- deterioration (part of speech: noun)
- "Leaves from a Field Note-Book", J. H. Morgan.
- "Bernard Shaw's Preface to Major Barbara", George Bernard Shaw.
Certainly the governing classes of the Continent must be suffering from atrophy of the humorous instinct if they fail to note the practical nullity of the efforts which they and their subjects have long put forth.- "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.