atrophy - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/ˈætrəfi/
present tense
I/you/we/theyatrophy
he/she/itatrophies
present participleatrophying
past tenseatrophied
past participleatrophied
  1. 2
    medical if a part of your body atrophies or is atrophied, it becomes weaker or smaller because you are not using it or because blood is not reaching it