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Synonyms for atrophy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrophy, wasting, wasting away(noun)

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

    cachexia, withering, wasting, cachexy, wasting away, atrophy

  2. atrophy, withering(verb)

    any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

    atrophy, withering, wasting, wasting away

  3. atrophy(verb)

    undergo atrophy

    "Muscles that are not used will atrophy"


  1. atrophy(noun)

    hypertrophy, strengthen

  2. atrophy(verb)

    To wither or waste away.

    strengthen, hypertrophy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. atrophy(n.)

    emaciation (from want of nourishment), consumption, marasmus, decline, gradual wasting

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