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Atrophy - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Atrophy' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Atrophy [ n.]
- A wasting away from want of nourishment; diminution in bulk or slow emaciation of the body or of any part.
2 . Atrophy [ v. i.]
- To waste away; to dwindle.
3 . Atrophy [ v. t.]
- To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.

Meaning of 'Atrophy' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . atrophy [ v]
Meaning (1):
- undergo atrophy
Example in sentence:
  • Muscles that are not used will atrophy