- 1if a part of the body atrophies, it becomes weak because it is not used or because it does not have enough blood
- 2(figurative) Memory can atrophy through lack of use.
- atrophied muscles atrophied religious values
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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