atrophy (n.)

  1. a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

    [ Syn: wasting , wasting away ]

  2. any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

    [ Syn: withering ]

    atrophy (v.)

  1. undergo atrophy; Muscles that are not used will atrophy'

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