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Noun: atrophy  at-ru-fee
  1. A decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
    - wasting, wasting away
  2. Any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    - withering
Verb: atrophy  at-ru-fee
  1. Undergo atrophy
    "Muscles that are not used will atrophy"

Derived forms: atrophied, atrophies, atrophying

Type of: shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, symptom, weakening, wither

Encyclopedia: Atrophy