Cite
 

Synonyms of atrophy

Noun


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)

Verb


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

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

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: atrophy (Dictionary)