atrophy
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈæ.tɹə.fi/
Noun

atrophy

  1. (pathology) A reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease, injury or lack of use. [from early 17th c.]
Translations Verb

atrophy

  1. (intransitive) To wither or waste away. [from early 18th c.]
  2. (transitive) To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.
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