Word: Atrophy.

To “atrophy” (AT-ruh-fee) is to waste away – to wither or deteriorate. It is derived from the Greek “atrophos” (“ill-nourished”).
Example (as I used it today): “Anyone who bases his fitness program on these two exercises [weightlifting and jogging] is unwittingly damaging his body. Not just in the most obvious way – atrophying the joints – but in a host of other ways.

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