Definition of atrophy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    atrophy

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈætrəfi//
     
    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they atrophy
     
    he / she / it atrophies
     
    past simple atrophied
     
    -ing form atrophying
     
     
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  1. 1if a part of the body atrophies, it becomes weak because it is not used or because it does not have enough blood
  2. 2(figurative) Memory can atrophy through lack of use.
  3. atrophiedadjective
     
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  4. atrophied muscles atrophied religious values
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