Synonyms of atrophy


1. atrophy, wasting, wasting away, symptom

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

2. atrophy, withering, weakening

usage: any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)


1. atrophy, shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither

usage: undergo atrophy; "Muscles that are not used will atrophy"

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Definition and meaning of atrophy (Dictionary)