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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use); A decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse v. - Undergo a weakening or degeneration..

Usage examples (40)
  • It leads to the atrophy of judgment and intuition
  • Muscles that are not used will atrophy
  • Our country languishes today in atrophy from pay to play politics.
  • It confirms earlier research showing a link between brain atrophy and low levels of B12. for more
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