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(noun, verb)


There are 3 meanings of the word Atrophy.

Atrophy - as a noun

A decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
wasting11wasting away
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Atrophy - as a verb

Undergo atrophy

Example: "Muscles that are not used will atrophy"

Example Sentences

"The patient experienced muscle atrophy after being bedridden for several weeks."
"Prolonged disuse can lead to bone atrophy and weakness."
"The astronaut's trip to space resulted in significant bodily atrophy."
"A lack of exercise can cause brain atrophy and cognitive decline."
"The disease causes the atrophy of nerve cells in the spinal cord."
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Word Game Points

Is ATROPHY a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, atrophy is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ATROPHY has a SCRABBLE points total of 15.

Is ATROPHY a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, atrophy is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ATROPHY has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 14.

Is ATROPHY a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, atrophy is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ATROPHY has a WORDFEUD points total of 16.

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