atrophy

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
atrophy

Third-person singular
atrophies

Past tense
atrophied

Past participle
atrophied

Present participle
atrophying

  1. (intransitive) If a part of your body atrophies, it gets smaller and weaker.
    Her calf muscles began to atrophy when she started using the wheelchair.

Noun[change]

Singular
atrophy

Plural
atrophies

  1. (uncountable) (pathology) Atrophy is the process of part of your body getting smaller and weaker.