HyperDic: atrophy

English > 3 senses of the word atrophy:
NOUNstateatrophy, wasting, wasting awaya decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
eventatrophy, witheringany weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
VERBbodyatrophyundergo atrophy / atrophy
atrophy > pronunciation
Soundsae'trahfiy
Rhymesapostrophe ... typography: 53 rhymes with fiy...
English > atrophy: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse.
Synonymswasting, wasting away
Narroweramyotrophia, amyotrophyprogressive wasting of muscle tissues
kraurosisatrophy and shriveling of the skin or mucous membrane
tabesWasting of the body during a chronic disease
Broadersymptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Spanishatrofia
Catalanatròfia
Adjectivesatrophicrelating to or characterized by atrophy
Verbsatrophyundergo atrophy / atrophy
English > atrophy: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAny weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use).
Synonymwithering
BroaderweakeningBecoming weaker
Spanishatrofia
Verbsatrophyundergo atrophy / atrophy
English > atrophy: 3 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningUndergo atrophy / atrophy.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody's (body part) ----s
Example"Muscles that are not used will atrophy"
Broadershrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherwither, as with a loss of moisture
Spanishatrofiarse, atrofiar
Catalanatrofiar-se, atrofiar
Nounsatrophyany weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
atrophya decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

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