Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun atrophy

2 senses of atrophy

Sense 1
atrophy, wasting, wasting away -- (a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse)
       => symptom -- ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Sense 2
atrophy, withering -- (any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use))
       => weakening -- (becoming weaker)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb atrophy

1 sense of atrophy

Sense 1
atrophy -- (undergo atrophy; "Muscles that are not used will atrophy")
       => shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither -- (wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled")

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