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Definition of atrophy:

  1. A wasting away from want of nourishment; diminution in bulk or slow emaciation of the body or of any part.
  2. To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.
  3. To waste away; to dwindle.

Synonyms:

wasting away, decadence, cachexia, degeneracy, better, wasting, cachexy, declination, withering, declension.

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