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Synonyms for atrophyat·ro·phy

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Wiktionary

  1. atrophynoun

    Antonyms:
    hypertrophy, strengthen

  2. atrophyverb

    To wither or waste away.

    Antonyms:
    strengthen, hypertrophy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrophy, wasting, wasting awaynoun

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

    Synonyms:
    cachexia, withering, wasting, cachexy, wasting away

  2. atrophy, witheringverb

    any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

    Synonyms:
    withering, wasting, wasting away

  3. atrophyverb

    undergo atrophy

    "Muscles that are not used will atrophy"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. atrophynoun

    Synonyms:
    emaciation (from want of nourishment), consumption, marasmus, decline, gradual wasting

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "atrophy":

    wasting

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  1. Victor Hugo:

    So long as there shall exist, by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation which, in the midst of civilization, artificially creates a hell on earth, and complicates with human fatality a destiny that is divine; so long as the three problems of the century - the degradation of man by the exploitation of his labour, the ruin of women by starvation and the atrophy of childhood by physical and spiritual night are not solved; so long as, in certain regions, social asphyxia shall be possible; in other words and from a still broader point of view, so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, there should be a need for books such as this.”

  2. Anita Clayton:

    The brain is very plastic, so the more you reinforce those circuits, the better they work, and if you don’t use it, there’s this atrophy.

  3. Marty Wilson:

    She's a very talented candidate and connects well with voters, the problem is after 2010, she was no longer a candidate. So mail lists and email lists tend to atrophy when they're not in use.

  4. Chief Executive George Scangos:

    I hope we can transform the treatment of MS. By that time, we will have made substantial progress on ALS and other nerve degenerative diseases, spinal muscular atrophy in kids. All that stuff is on our plate.

  5. Karin Nielsen-Saines:

    Even after the brain is formed, there are some problems that happen, there’s atrophy, there’s damage, even later in pregnancy. So just because someone’s reached the second trimester, it does n’t mean that there could n’t be a problem if they were to contract Zika. ’’ That type of damage can take several weeks to become apparent in prenatal testing. By the time some women learn what Zika has done to the fetuses they are carrying, their access to legal abortion could be blocked in most states. The telephone poll of 1,016 adults was conducted July 20 to 24, during the week when Florida announced it had discovered two people who hadpossibly contracted Zika locally, most likely through the bite of an infected mosquito. Since then, the number of cases in the Florida outbreak — believed to be centered in a one-square mile area just north of downtown Miami — hasswelled to 15. The poll — which had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points — also found that only 44 percent of Americans realized the Zika funding stalemate has not yet been resolved. Lawmakers left Washington last month after Senate Democratswould n’t back a dealnegotiated by House and Senate Republicans that included provisions affecting Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Care Act. Of people who were aware that Congress has not yet provided Zika funding, 55 percent said not passing the legislation is a problem. More blamed the Republicans than the Democrats for the continued impasse — 42 percent said it was the Republicans ’ fault, compared with 22 percent who faulted the Democrats. Seventeen percent said both parties are equally to blame. The apportionment of blame generally followed party lines. About one-fourth of those polled said funding Zika response efforts should be a top priority for the federal budget, nearly half said it was important but not a top priority, and 20 percent said it was not that important. The poll also showed that in the third week of July, barely half of Americans — 52 percent — felt Zika posed a public health threat in this country. And only 22 percent felt that it was a major threat. But it is not known whether the growing outbreak in Florida has changed opinions on that question.

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